Here Are The First Week Sales for Eminem’s New Album ‘Revival’

UPDATE 2 (Dec. 22): The much anticipated first week total is now in. Revival moves a respectable 265k copies, as per HDD‘s calculations, with a whopping 197k out of that coming from pure sales. The official Billboard/Soundscan numbers will be out tomorrow (Saturday).


UPDATE (Dec. 18): The projections have now been updated to 250-260k for the first week which will mark the lowest opening week figure in Eminem’s career, as we had feared previously.

Previous Story (Dec. 16):

A lot has been said about Eminem’s latest album Revival (peep the full production credits here) on social media but there is no doubt that when it comes to rapping skills, there aren’t too many emcees who come close to him. I’ve personally also realized that the album is a grower.

Revival has got a mixed response from fans and critics but Eminem is one of the biggest artists on the planet still so we can always expect him to do decent numbers. According to HDD, Eminem’s ninth studio album is on course to move 280-300k in the first week with 190-210k out of that being pure sales. The latter figure gives you a sense of the rapper’s strong core following even in 2017.

With that said, these numbers mean Eminem might have the lowest first week total ever of his career. His major label debut The Slim Shady LP sold 283k in the first week in March, 1999. Revival‘s first week sales will still give the superstar a number 1 spot on the Billboard 200. Eminem addressed the lack of rap features during his Shade 45 “Fireside” Q&A yesterday in Detroit: “The rap features, actually, there’s a couple things I had in the works that ended up not working out, so I ended up not being able to have any rap features, aside from Phresher doing the hook on ‘Chloraseptic.’ ”

Check out the sales projections for new G-Eazy, Jeezy and N.E.R.D. albums here.

  • jaskey

    It’s funny how artist are struggling to hit 200K with streams, but Shady sells this much and it’s considered a flop

  • Josh Barnes

    Not really. He has a strong core following being that he is the first and only White rapper that was signed by a black heavy hitter in hip-hop, following the demise of Vanilla Ice. Thus his appeal stretches not only across North America but Western and Eastern Europe where White fans can buy his albums and say “look, we got a great guy in rap too!”

  • jaskey

    My comment is based on the unnecessary slander on an album that isn’t good, but better than most of the rap albums that dropped this year. Sales don’t equate to popularity, but the lesser intelligent fans like to use sales to make simple minded statements. Em is projected to sell at least 200K with streams in a time where artist struggle to sell 150K or better yet 100K with streams. How is it a “flop” if he’s selling more than the rest and has a better project than most. In my opinion, Jay Z, Wu Tang, and a few others have a better album than Revival for this year. The thing is that most of the albums of this year were less than poor. For Eminem, this is a bad album, but for this year, he’s made a decent album.

  • ..they’re comparing this Album to his previous sales, not to other artists.

  • jaskey

    So, Eminem should sell 700-800K in this climate? There’s an obvious deflation going on here. As the years go buy, numbers are dwindling. Why do you think they’re coming up with ways to stack numbers every other year. Numbers don’t mean anything in reality. They’re just something to make idiots go “oh so and so sold this much, it must be good, I have to get it to fit in”. Like I said, sales don’t equate to quality. There were only like 3 decent rap albums this year. Revival not being 1 of them.

  • wow, Music is music first of all. If its good music it will sell well. If its shit propaganda music? i wouldn’t be surprised if he buys 100k of his own album. Whats that 1.5 mil? mahahaha

  • HvnlyDaze

    There was no real buildup to it. He dropped a single, then a few weeks later, BOOM! Here’s a whole new album.

    Not terrible numbers, but it’s surely a low selling project when compared to everything else in his discography.

  • jaskey

    Not all good music sell well. There are albums that are better than Revival that didn’t sell as much. Like I said, sales never held weight to real music listeners that aren’t slaves to social media influencers.

  • pSL1988

    Trump effect.

  • Yeah you are right, im still waiting for dopapod to blow up and they will