Eminem has exceeded the projected total for "Kamikaze" in its first week.
Eminem's sales figures might be even stronger than projected initially. The initially estimate had Kamikaze raking in $350,000 in its first week, but now those numbers have been adjusted to well over 400,000 units sold. The numbers have been compiled by Chart Data, one of the Internet's most trusted sources of analytics.
The feat is quite impressive considering Eminem pulled the lever on the record when no one expected it, on Thursday-Friday at the stroke of midnight. Eminem fans were anxiously awaiting his submission to the Venom soundtrack when surprise, Marshall delivered a full LP. On the other hand, it doesn't hurt that Eminem's rap feudalism help generate a ton of interest in the project, attention he would have likely garnered had he dropped another Revival. In comparison, Nicki Minaj only managed 185,000 copies sold with every trick in the book.
The longer the wait for Eminem's anticipated response to Machine Gun Kelly, the likelier rap fans are to regurgitate his album, meaning Kamikaze could far exceed the estimated total, and keep its pace going into next week. Eminem has also demonstrated a willingness to do things the old fashioned way, in ordering a distribution deal in retail markets for CD editions of his Kamikaze release.