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Feminem Is The Top-Selling Artist Of The Decade!

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Guess everybody did love him all those years ago!

Eminem scored the coveted position of top-selling artist of the decade selling 32.2 million copies in overall album sells which can largely be attributed to both 2000's The Marshall Mathers LP and 2002's The Eminem Show.

The Beatles
take the top spot for best-selling album of the decade with their hits compilation 1 which sold 11.5 million just clinching the title before N*SYNC's No Strings Attached with 11.1 million.

Surprisingly rapper Nelly made it into the top 10 best-selling albums with 2000's Country Grammar in 10th place and Norah Jones' debut Come Away With Me from 2002 took the 3rd place spot with 10.5 million.

Are U surprised that Feminem took the top spot as best selling artist?

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76 comments to “Feminem Is The Top-Selling Artist Of The Decade!”



  1. 1

    Go to you tube and look for "KTLA Perez". You'll see something wonderful!
    Mario getting his ego handed to him in a paper bag.



  2. 2

    no surprise there…other then Encore…the albums have been great.
    what i really want to know is…how much is this bothering you right now perez?



  3. 3

    I thought for sure he was gonna weasel gaga in there somewhere….



  4. 4

    Guys got talent.



  5. 5

    WOW, the OLD COUGER MADONNA/MADGE must be very depressed over this news…. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA



  6. 6

    What I am surprised at is that you haven't mentioned your amazeballs adventure with KTLA and your divaliciousness behavior that Sam Rubin ripped you a new asshole over…. heeee heeee



  7. 7

    not surprised…. he's a genius



  8. 8

    no way! wow.



  9. 9

    Oh hell no



  10. 10

    …………….what? I thought Beyonce would have gotten that.



  11. 11

    I cant wait for Relapse 2 to come out!!



  12. 12

    Yeah Em!!!! I bet that bites your goad too doesn't it Perez since you can't stand Eminem. Of course you mostly base him on his Slim Shady character and that's not all he is. I love Eminem!!



  13. 13

    I'm not surprised at all. He was right up there with Britney, BSB, NSync during the teen pop phenomenon…Good for him.



  14. 14

    Re: raymFF – LOL. No she's not. Madonna doesn't give a damn about album sales. Besides, if this were a list of international best sellers, Madonna would be up there.



  15. 15

    Re: ChemicallyRoz – britney is the best selling female………



  16. 16

    #1…that's right! he deserves it & much more!!! LOVE YOU MARSHALL BRUCE MATHERS III !



  17. 17

    Re: ChemicallyRoz
    LOL Beyonce is just hype.

  18. ap076 says – reply to this


    18

    I have to say he probably would have been my guess. He is also the only artist with two of the top 10 albums of the decade. The artists list is:
    Eminem
    The Beatles
    Tim Mcgraw
    Toby Keith
    Britney Spears
    Kenny Chesney
    Nelly
    Lincoln Park
    Creed
    Jay Z
    FYI Michael Jackson fans he did not even make the top twenty (



  19. 19

    That KTLA ass-whipping is hilarious! Pumpkinhead thought he could lie about it and demand an apology. What a diva. Snoop Dogg can get there on time, well dressed and be polite but Conehead Mario has to be treated with kid gloves.



  20. 20

    I'm surprised. He's a talented artist but we haven't heard much from him lately.



  21. 21

    forgot to mention that BRITNEY SPEARS is the top selling female…you meanie!



  22. 22

    Re: kjljkkljlk – I'm not a fan of either, but Eminem, really?



  23. 23

    you call him feminem, yet you claim you want equality. you say his music sucks, yet you tried to promote music and could not pay people to come to your shows. you call samantha robinson saMANtha, yet you want the gay an lesbian community to be treated with respect. you have your head so far up gaga's ass you cant breathe. you fuck on on KTLA(?) and say you have to work on your blog when you admit you dont write it and have not for a long time. you call will i am the f word, but are offended when people use it against you, you want special rights and are undeserving of them.
    take a step back and look in the mirror mario, you wont like what you see



  24. 24

    Re: MJJ – Lol, I just said Beyonce because she's the first person that came to my mind. Her music bores me.



  25. 25

    Anyone else think he and Sam Ronson are look alikes??



  26. 26

    Re: ap076
    Well they said this decade which means in the last 10 years so we're weren't expecting him to make the list but if you said all time then he would defintely be there. Congrats to Eminem.



  27. 27

    Baloney.Avril Lavigne has sold 18 million copies of her debut album Let Go since its release in 2002.Not to mention total album sales for the decade of 34.8 million copies.Wanna edit the post and tell us this award was actually for?



  28. 28

    Re: ChemicallyRoz
    LOL okay then you're cool lol.



  29. 29

    There's something wrong with the world when Eminem is the top selling artist of the decade. Very, very wrong…

  30. ap076 says – reply to this


    30

    Re: MJJ – No but I actually thought the domestic sales of Invincible and Thriller 25, plus catalogue sales and the after death sales would have got him on the list.



  31. 31

    Perez, Rolling Stone says Susan boyle sold another wopping 527,000 copies in her second week. This lady just went platinum in in just TWO weeks. She deserves mad props for that.



  32. 32

    I wonder what Mariah has to say about this… what was this about "I'm a press conference you a conversation, you a mom and pop, I'm a corporation"? lol



  33. 33

    Why would I be surprised? He's a genius.
    I've loved his music for years. It's when he started making "good" songs like Akon that I doubted him. Now he is back, he may not be as amazing as before… but he had the bar set very high.
    Love, love, love him.
    Eminem deserves this and more.



  34. 34

    Sam Rubin; you are my hero!



  35. 35

    He still looks odd.



  36. 36

    Re: TheBoo
    He'd have to sell additional 170 million copies to equal Mariah.She dwarfs him.



  37. 37

    Not surprised at all, Eminem (although very annoying and easily hated) he's got something to say. He's got skillz.



  38. 38

    But, but, but does this mean that the "King of Pop" and "Queen of All Media" are both self-promoting titles?



  39. 39

    very surprised, not that i dont like him, but i was sure that artist such as madonna, mariah,beyonce, jay-z would have been bigger sellers.



  40. 40

    Re: Trancelike – You are talking about worldwide.

    This article is about the US. His article is not wrong.



  41. 41

    hahaha this makes me so happy because I know if pisses you off.



  42. 42

    not at all! this guy's a legend.. definitely deserved!
    AND he's going to sell even more records by the end of 2009 with relapse refill..
    guess it's only you who doesn't like him………… HA HA



  43. 43

    You forgot to say that this list is for the United States and not, worldwide.



  44. 44

    yay! I love eminem, relapse is an amazing album, can't wait for relapse:refill and relapse 2!



  45. 45

    I'm not suprised at all. Eminem's music actually says something if you listen to it.



  46. 46

    SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU LITTLE PIECE OF SHIT. EMINEM IS THE SHIT. HE MUSIC ACTUALLY SPEAKS TO PEOPLE UNLIKE THE SHIT YOU LISTEN TO. OH AND WHY AREN'T YOU SHOVING SLIIMY DOWN OUR THROATS LATELY? FINALLY READY TO ADMIT YOU FAILED ENORMOUSLY YET?



  47. 47

    congrats to eminem! i still love eminem and lots of people do!



  48. 48

    not surprised… that's how white boys from TheD showeveryoneUPℑ



  49. 49

    WOW JAY Z IS # 10, HE SURE IS A MUCH BETTER RAPPER THAN EMINEM



  50. 50

    well, ya… after like 2002 people pretty much stopped buying cds… of course the top spot is going to go to someone who was really big back then, and that was the height of eminem's career.



  51. 51

    Re: BeNiceYall – OK,but you don't think that should be part of the article?That was my point.It's just lazy,sloppy,"journalism".



  52. 52

    The hell you say! What a pathetic statement for the first decade of the new century.



  53. 53

    No, I am not. Not at all. I am not surprised that Nelly is up there too.



  54. 54

    Well good he is better then Britney who has no talent.



  55. 55

    Re: bbk2good – WHOA Jay Z is NOT a better rapper than Eminem!



  56. 56

    Re: xoxo_anonymous – what do you mean "other than encore"? encore was probably the best album eminem has ever come out with.



  57. 57

    Re: JigSaw – Nice post! Perfectly worded…. sigh…I just wish he would actually read them! Way to go though….



  58. 58

    No I am not surprised. He's the best there is.



  59. 59

    How the hell did that happen?



  60. 60

    Just goes to show you people's taste sucks



  61. 61

    not at all surprised. Tha man ia a GENIUS when it comes to lyrics, true talented artist indeed, sometimes misunderstood. I love Em.

  62. fiera says – reply to this


    62

    He is a really good rapper, I'm not suprised. But obviously you are and it must be killing you-HA!!!!



  63. 63

    He's talented. Good for him for selling the most



  64. 64

    Not particularly surprised, but it is interesting to note that the CDs in the top ten of the 2000s are mostly from the early part of the decade. Hardly anyone sells 10+ million albums anymore in the US. Kind of sad to see the declining state of music sales.



  65. 65

    genius artiist lol.. beaats thaat fuuciing tranny lady gaga uggh how that niig nose biitch is famous i'll never know



  66. 66

    Talentless asswipe



  67. 67

    no im not surprised! that guy's a genius. his music really means something. he may be hard to like personality-wise, but music-wise, his rapping skills are siick! love him (:



  68. 68

    kick some extra facts..
    4. Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP, 10,204,000 units sold
    5. Eminem, The Eminem Show, 9,799,000 units sold
    the only artist to have 2 albums in the top 10
    & 76 million sold worldwide
    the dude was away for half this decade imagine what his sales wouldve been if he was still making records for that 4 years.. WOW



  69. 69

    yes, i am. How does this white trash, no talent, homophobic, misogynist poser get anyone to listen to his music, let alone buy it. Oh Wait!! This is America. A country full of white trash, homophobic misogynist.



  70. 70

    Y is it that u think just cause U dont like sum1 they are automatically unsuccessful d-listers, 4 saying u talk alot of trash i noticed u didnt comment on Lady Gagas horrendous outfit when she met the QUEEN! No respect what-so-ever, i know she is outrageous with her looks & performances but she coulda showed some respect while meeting the Queen. Oh right, ur her bitch, thats y !



  71. 71

    IS THIS A JOKE? It must be.



  72. 72

    wow nsync…..remember them? haha



  73. 73

    HAHA Perez your a hater..EMINEM is dope as FUCXX..Secretly you wish his dick was in your mouth..NO HOMO…EMINEM is the man…All the Best, STAN



  74. 74

    he looks like a bum/ crackhead in this pic



  75. 75

    Its about time this man get the recognition he deserves, he brings more creative energy to the mic since TuPac… Perez its about damn time u respect!! Love u Em!



  76. 76

    Re: ap076 – FYI MJ's haters, MJ just had TWO CDS released in this decade. Feminem and all these artists on the list had many many and many CDS in the decade. Michael Jackson scored 18# position. A GREAT position for an artist who released just two CDs. Kisses.