Nielsen & Billboard have released 2013’s U.S. music report, a report analyzing data for the year in music.
Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 had the second-biggest album debut week of the year, with 792,000 units sold in its first week. The album, which sold 1.7 million copies in 2013, was one of four Eminem releases to make the Top 200 best-selling albums of 2013.
Recovery sold 169,000 units in 2013, The Eminem Show did 165,000 units and Curtain Call sold 145,000 copies for the year. The releases were #s 164, 175 and 189 for the year, respectively.
Eminem also was the second most-discussed emcee on Twitter. He was mentioned in more than 21,271,900 Twitter updates. #RapGod was deemed the #1 Hip Hop trend.
Justin Timberlake had the biggest album-debut week of the year, with 20/20 Experience opening with 968,000 units in its first week. The album also was the highest-selling album of the year with 2.4 million copies sold.
Update: Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” was the bestselling album of the year in Canada after edging out Celine Dion, while overall album sales dropped six per cent according to a report released Friday by Nielsen SoundScan Canada and Billboard.