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The 25 Biggest First-Week Album Sales in Music History

Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP: 1,760,000

Release Date: 5/23/2000

The Slim Shady LP made Eminem a pop star and set the stage for the release of his highly anticipated follow-up. Like "My Name Is," first single "The Real Slim Shady" sparked controversy for calling out the teen idols like Christina Aguilera and 'N Sync. Eminem offered an angry middle-finger waving alternative to the top acts of the day, and fans showed up in droves. There really were a million of us who dressed like him, cursed like him, and just didn't give a fuck like him.

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