Slim Shady the “Elvis” of hip hop according to Eminem himself out sold more albums than any artist this year. Bish wheettttt? BuzzAngle Music’s annual year-end music report has revealed Eminem sold more albums than any other artist in 2018.
An South Korean boy band BTS landed in the No. 2 spot with 603,307 total units, while country music star Chris Stapleton came in at No. 3 with 577,287.
Em also ranked at number 4 in the Total Consumption category, following behind Drake (No. 1), Post Malone (No. 2) and XXXTENTACION (No. 4).
The Detroit rapper behemoth did well in the streaming category as well. Coming in at 2.5 billion streams, and reaching he No. 4 spot.
Kamikaze was streamed over 760 million times and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart following last August’s release.
The summer 2018 rap beef between Em and Machine Gun Kelly definitely helped with album sales and publicity. MGK dropped “Rap Devil” a diss track aimed directly at Em’s neck. Them Marshall Mathers came back with “Killshot.” The video became YouTube’s biggest Hip Hop video debut in the platform’s history.
A lot of rappers associate Em’s success with his race ( he is white if you didn’t know),and credit his mass appeal to that. What do you think ?