Lady Gaga‘s ARTPOP crashes the chart this week, but doesn’t measure up to her previous sales monster. Elsewhere on this week’s chart, Eminem‘s Marshall Mathers LP 2 continues to sell well while fans learn to cope without new material from Rihanna. That and more in this week’s SoundScanner:
You know Eminem, who makes a massive splash this week with his The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which arrives with the year’s second biggest sales week. But what do you know about A Great Big World? Get to know the SoundScan upstarts, who land this week’s No. 1 song, in this week’s SoundScanner:
If you’re familiar with Eminem’s music, you know that some of his greatest tracks are inspired by his love of daughter Hailie Jade Mathers and the constant struggle with estranged wife Kim Scott for custody. Despite her undeniably huge role in pop culture history, not much is known about what became of Slim’s little girl…Until now!
Guess which sweetastic album dropped this past Tuesday? Eminem‘s album Marshall Mathers LP 2, of course! And let me tell you, that man knows how to whip up some good music. The album boasts collaborations with songstresses P!nk and Rihanna… just to name a few. And if that hasn’t gotten you excited, his music video for “Berzerk” is totally, well… Berzerk. But even though we’re embracing the new Eminem musical renditions, we’ve got to give a shout out to his old hits! So vote now and tell us whether you think Eminem is at his best with “Berzerk” or “Cleanin’ Out My Closet.”
Eminem has been acting from the moment he first picked up a mic. The multi-faceted rapper was never shy about filling his passionate verses with different voices, and many of his songs are filled with distinct characters that tell a story. So by the time he was cast in big-screen debut 8 Mile, he was primed for an acting tour-de-force. Em offered up an incredible performance, and even took home the Best Song Oscar for “Lose Yourself”.