“Life is true to form; Records are made to be broken – Mark Spitz”
Eminem just passed George Strait as the No. 2 best selling male music artist of all-time. It took Eminem 18 years to achieve that feat. His total sales across all albums now sits at 44.91 million, overtaking country musician George Strait‘s 44.89 million to become the second-best-selling male artist. However, it is important to note that Strait’s career predates the inception of SoundScan data.
Garth Brooks is the top selling male artist having sold 69.52 million to date.
It’s fascinating to see a hip hop and rapper artist surpass a country legend. I wonder how long it will take Eminem to pass Garth Brooks and become No. 1.
Eminem is certain to add to the 44.91 million units sold as he is scheduled to appear on a Monster Tour with Rhianna for three stadium dates in Detroit, MI (Comerica Park), Pasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) and East Rutherford, NJ (MetLife Stadium) this August.