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New stats are in.
Eminem sold more albums than any other artist in 2018.
According to BuzzAngle Music’s 2018 Year-End Report, the 46-year-old rapper earned 755,027 units in album sales. This year-end report says he was the highest selling artist in the world.
The Detroit rapper released his tenth studio album, Kamikaze, in August of 2018. The surprise project went platinum and was the fourth top-selling album of 2018 (373,067 units), but the stats show it was prior discography— including diamond-certified albums The Eminem Show, and Encore— that catapulted him to the top of the list.
while Eminem landed the top slot on the ‘Top Artists By Album Sales’ list, K-pop group BTS came in second, selling 603,307 LPs. Country singer Chris Stapleton landed in third place (577,287), and Metallica came in at number four (539,861). The Beatles, Queen, Lady Gaga, and Justin Timberlake are also amongst the top ten.
Eminem also earned a combined total of 4.7 billion audio and video streams last year, making him the fourth-highest streamed artist of 2018, following Drake at No. 1.
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