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Eminem and Dr. Dre‘s Super Bowl LVI Pepsi Halftime Show appearances have been very influential to the huge boost their respective catalogs are now seeing, with both rap legends racing up to top spots on Billboard’s albums chart.
Billboard reports Eminem’s ‘Curtain Call: The Hits’ skyrocketing from No. 126 to No. 8 on the Billboard 200, making it its first time in the top 10 since March, 2006.
The compilation project peaked at No. 1 upon its release in December 2005 and garnered close to 31,000 album-equivalent units in the week since the Super Bowl, a huge 256% leap in sales!
The compendium of hits feature hits such as “Stan,” “My Name Is” and “Lose Yourself,” with the latter performed by Em at the Super Bowl. ‘Curtain Call: The Hits’ continues to be a pricey jewel in the rap god’s commercially successful music catalog.
In the same vein, Dr. Dre’s ‘2001’ has also flown up the Billboard 200 album chart, taking off from No. 108 to No. 9. The Aftermath founder’s second solo project moved 30,500 album-equivalent units in the last week, a whopping 220% in sales!
2001 took center stage at the all-star Pepsi Halftime Show, with Dre delivering performances to “The Next Episode” and “Forgot About Dre” with help from Snoop Dogg and Eminem.