According to Hits Daily Double, Em’s 10th studio album is expected to move at least 200,000 units within its first seven days. That isn’t too bad when you consider the Kamikaze physical copies have yet to arrive.
Kamikaze is performing well on major streaming services. It’s currently occupying Apple Music’s and Spotify U.S.’s top 3 slots with “The Ring,” “Lucky You” featuring Joyner Lucas, and “Greatest,” respectively. The entire album is also sitting within the top 20 of Apple Music’s chart and has secured the No. 1 album slot on iTunes.
Stay tuned to see how the album fares throughout the week.
Eminem dropped Kamikaze Thursday night out of nowhere. The surprise album included “Venom” track for the upcoming Sony film, as well as guest appearances by Royce da 5’9” and Jessie Reyez.
Shortly after the project dropped, Florida-based hitmaker Illadaproducer spoke about his involvement with Kamikaze and how he considered it the return of Em’s grittier alter-ego Slim Shady.
“Right away he comes out just blowing bad, spittin’. This is Eminem! Top five, dead or alive. I want to hear him go bad. And I got what I was looking for,” Illa told Rolling Stone. “A lot of Em’s more refined fans, people who wanted to see growth in him, they liked Revival. I liked Revival too. People wanted Slim Shady. […] So he went back in, and that’s why eight months, nine months later, we got Kamikaze.”