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.