Eminem has become the first artist to sell one million digital copies of an album in the U.S. His chart-topping, Grammy-winning, 2010 release Recovery surged past the record-breaking mark this week.

Em broke another record with his Hell: The Sequel collaboration with Royce Da 5’9, hitting the top of the charts in its first week and marking the first time an artist has scored two No. 1 albums within a 12-month period in the last five years.

"We are thrilled to congratulate Eminem on the history-making digital sales success of Recovery,” says Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg. “Over the years we've made a concerted effort to engage Em's online fan base so this achievement is especially rewarding. Eminem made an amazing album with Recovery and the fans responded in record numbers."

[HipHopDX]