Eminem Top Albums

Embark on a journey through Eminem’s top three albums, each a testament to his unparalleled talent and enduring influence in the world of hip-hop. From the groundbreaking “The Slim Shady LP” to the introspective masterpiece “The Marshall Mathers LP” and the boundary-pushing “The Eminem Show,” these albums showcase Eminem’s evolution as an artist and storyteller. As we delve into the iconic tracks and raw emotions that define these albums, we’re reminded of Eminem’s ability to captivate audiences with his unparalleled lyricism and unapologetic authenticity.

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#3: The Eminem Show (2002)

“The Eminem Show,” widely regarded as the most anticipated album of 2002, made an explosive impact upon its debut, soaring to the top of the Billboard 200 where it remained for six non-consecutive weeks. Its monumental success was marked by over 1.3 million copies sold in its second week in the US alone, solidifying its status as a cultural phenomenon. Domestically, it dominated the UK Albums Chart for five consecutive weeks. Boasting four commercially successful singles including “Without Me,” “Cleanin’ Out My Closet,” “Superman,” and “Sing for the Moment,” alongside the enduring anthem “‘Till I Collapse,” the album showcased Eminem’s evolution as both an artist and a lyricist. 

“The Eminem Show” not only claimed the title of the best-selling album of 2002 in the United States but also emerged as the best-selling album worldwide of that year, solidifying its position as the best-selling hip-hop album in music history and Eminem’s most commercially successful work to date. Certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with worldwide sales exceeding 27 million copies, it ranks among the best-selling albums of all time and stands as the second best-selling album of the 21st century. The album’s critical acclaim was further underscored by its nominations for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album at the 2003 Grammy Awards, with “Without Me” clinching the award for Best Music Video. Renowned publications such as Blender, Muzik, and LAUNCH hailed it as the best album of 2002, while numerous others included it in their lists of the best albums of the decade, cementing its legacy as a timeless masterpiece in the annals of music history.

Certifications and sales for The Eminem Show
RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
Argentina (CAPIF)Platinum40,000^
Australia (ARIA)2× Diamond1,000,000
Austria (IFPI Austria)2× Platinum60,000*
Belgium (BEA)Platinum50,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)Gold50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)Diamond1,000,000^
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)8× Platinum160,000
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)2× Platinum62,212
France (SNEP)2× Platinum600,000*
Germany (BVMI)3× Platinum900,000
Greece (IFPI Greece)Platinum30,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ)2× Platinum40,000^
sales 2002-2003
Italy (FIMI)
sales since 2009
Japan (RIAJ)3× Platinum600,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)Gold75,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)Platinum80,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)9× Platinum135,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)Platinum112,000
Poland (ZPAV)Gold35,000*
Portugal (AFP)Platinum40,000^
Singapore (RIAS)Gold5,000*
South Africa (RISA)2× Platinum100,000*
South Korea202,390
Spain (PROMUSICAE)Platinum200,000
Sweden (GLF)2× Platinum120,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)3× Platinum120,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)6× Platinum1,800,000
United States (RIAA)12× Platinum12,000,000


  1. Curtains Up (Skit)
  2. White America
  3. Business
  4. Cleanin’ Out My Closet
  5. Square Dance
  6. The Kiss (Skit) 
  7. Soldier 
  8. Say Goodbye Hollywood
  9. Drips (ft Obie Trice)
  10. Without Me
  11. Paul Rosenberg (Skit)
  12. Sing For The Moment
  13. Superman (featuring Dina Rae)
  14. Hailie’s Song
  15. Steve Berman (Skit)
  16. When The Music Stops
  17. Say What You Say
  18. Till I Collapse
  19. My Dad’s Gone Crazy (Ft Hailie Jade)
  20. Curtains Close (Skit)

#2: The Slim Shady LP (1999)

Released on February 23, 1999, by Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records, “The Slim Shady LP” marked Eminem’s explosive entry into the hip-hop scene. Recorded in Ferndale, Michigan, following Eminem’s collaboration with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, the album showcases a blend of West Coast hip-hop, G-funk, and horrorcore styles. With production from Dr. Dre, the Bass Brothers, and Eminem himself, the album delves into the dark and twisted world of Eminem’s alter ego, Slim Shady, originally introduced on the Slim Shady EP (1997). Known for its cartoonish depictions of violence and profanity-laden lyrics, Eminem describes the album’s content as horror film-esque, aimed solely for entertainment. Despite its satirical nature, “The Slim Shady LP” also offers glimpses into Eminem’s personal struggles with poverty and frustrations.

Debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 and topping the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, the album garnered critical acclaim and commercial success. Eminem’s breakthrough single, “My Name Is,” earned him his first entry on the Billboard Hot 100, while the album itself clinched the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 2000. Certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA, “The Slim Shady LP” is frequently cited among the greatest albums of all time. 

Certifications and sales for The Slim Shady LP
RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)Platinum70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)2× Platinum200,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)Gold50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)Platinum15,000^
South Africa (RISA)Gold25,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)Gold25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)4× Platinum1,100,000
United States (RIAA)5× Platinum6,597,000


  1. Public Service Announcement
  2. My Name Is
  3. Guilty Conscience (ft Dr Dre)
  4. Brain Damage
  5. Paul (Skit)
  6. If I Had
  7. 97 Bonnie & Clyde
  8. B*tch (Skit)
  9. Role Model
  10. Lounge (Skit)
  11. My Fault
  12. Ken Kaniff (Skit)
  13. C*m On Everybody (ft Dina Rae)
  14. Rock Bottom
  15. Just Don’t Give A F*ck
  16. Soap (Skit)
  17. As The World Turns
  18. I’m Shady 
  19. Bad Meets Evil (ft Royce Da 5’9)
  20. Still Don’t Give A F*ck

#1: The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)

Produced predominantly by Dr. Dre and Eminem, with contributions from the 45 King, the Bass Brothers, and Mel-Man, the album was recorded over a two-month period in various studios across Detroit. Delving into more introspective themes, Eminem explores his tumultuous journey from adversity to fame, grappling with the scrutiny of his music, and the complexities of his personal relationships. With a fusion of horrorcore and hardcore hip-hop, interspersed with satirical tracks, the album boasts collaborations with artists like Dido, RBX, Sticky Fingaz, and Snoop Dogg, among others. Despite stirring controversy upon its release due to its provocative lyrics, including references to violence, homophobia, and misogyny, “The Marshall Mathers LP” received widespread acclaim from critics for Eminem’s lyrical prowess and emotional depth.

Debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 and remaining atop for eight consecutive weeks, the album’s commercial success surpassed expectations, selling 1.78 million copies in its first week alone, making it one of the fastest-selling studio albums in the United States. With hit singles such as “The Real Slim Shady,” “Stan,” and “The Way I Am,” the album solidified Eminem’s status as a cultural icon. Recognized by Rolling Stone as the best album of 2000, “The Marshall Mathers LP” has since been hailed as Eminem’s magnum opus, appearing on numerous all-time lists. Certified 11× platinum and Diamond by the RIAA, the album has sold 25 million copies worldwide, further cementing its status as one of the best-selling albums of all time. Honored with Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Solo Performance for “The Real Slim Shady,” “The Marshall Mathers LP” remains a timeless masterpiece that continues to resonate with audiences worldwide.

Certifications and sales for The Marshall Mathers LP
RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
Argentina (CAPIF)Gold30,000^
Australia (ARIA)4× Platinum280,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)Platinum50,000*
Belgium (BEA)2× Platinum100,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)Gold100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)8× Platinum800,000^
Central America (CFC)Platinum 
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)6× Platinum120,000
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)Platinum40,055
France (SNEP)2× Platinum600,000*
Germany (BVMI)3× Platinum900,000
Greece (IFPI Greece)Gold15,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ)Gold 
2000-2001 sales
Italy (FIMI)
sales since 2009
Japan (RIAJ)Platinum200,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)Platinum150,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)Platinum80,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)5× Platinum75,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)2× Platinum100,000*
Poland (ZPAV)Platinum100,000*
South Africa (RISA)2× Platinum100,000*
South Korea106,486
Spain (PROMUSICAE)Platinum100,000^
Sweden (GLF)2× Platinum160,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)4× Platinum200,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)9× Platinum2,700,000
United States (RIAA)11× Platinum11,000,000  / 12,540,000


  1. Public Service Announcement 2000
  2. Kill You
  3. Stan (ft Dido)
  4. Paul (Skit)
  5. Who Knew
  6. Steve Berman (Skit)
  7. The Way I Am 
  8. The Real Slim Shady
  9. Remember Me? (ft RBX & Sticky Fingaz)
  10. I’m Back
  11. Marshall Mathers
  12. Ken Kaniff (Skit)
  13. Drug Ballad
  14. Amityville 
  15. B*tch Please II (ft Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit & Nate Dogg)
  16. Kim
  17. Under The Influence 
  18. Criminal

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eminem top albums

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