No one was expecting a new album from Eminem this week but it happened and he has certainly delivered. Fans on Twitter are calling Kamikaze his best effort since The Eminem Show but that might be a reach.
The album has been out for more than a day so we have an early read at the first week sales projections. HDD reports that Kamikaze is looking good for 200k plus units at the moment but with the holiday weekend hitting, it is tough to give out a more specific number. It’s currently the number 1 album on Apple music and occupies 10 out of the top 13 spots on the songs chart. On Spotify U.S, he has the top 3 songs with ‘Lucky You’ featuring Joyner Lucas leading at 2.6 million streams on the first day.
It will be interesting to see if Kamikaze is able to beat the 267k sales of his last album Revival which was panned by critics. Last night, Em’s longtime manager Paul Rosenberg clarified that the rapper did not diss Drake on the album.