United States- Usher is one of the most successful R&B artists in United States. He scored a lot of successful albums. His first album to reach number 1 was “Confessions” which eventually went 10x platinum by RIAA. His succeeding number 1 albums were “Here I Stand” and “Raymond v Raymond”, which both were platinum, and his last one was “Looking 4 Myself”. He may only peaked inside the top 5 with “My Way” and “8701”, however they sold millions of copies in America.
United Kingdom- Usher was also successful in Britain when he scored three number 1 album. His second album became a number 1 album which was certified BPI 2x platinum. It was followed by his most successful “Confessions”, which went 5x platinum and “Here I Stand”. His other albuns went top 10, with most albums certified Gold record.
United States- Eminem is the most successful rapper in history with sales and charttopping albums in the US. He scored a total of eight number 1 albums in America including his compilation and soundtrack albums. It started with “The Marshall Mathers LP, which was his biggest selling album. It was certified 10x platinum by RIAA. The same certification was awarded to the successful follow-up “The Eminem Show”. He also went to number 1 with this multi-million sellers “Encore” (5x platinum by RIAA), “Relapse”, “Recovery”, and “The Marshall Mathers LP2”. He topped the charts with the soundtrack of “8 Mile” and “Curtain Call: The Hits”, both were multi-platinums too.
United Kingdom- Eminem is as popular in United Kingdom too. The rapper also achieved eight number 1 albums in United Kingdom. “The Marshall Mathers LP” and “The Eminem Show” went to number 1 as well as 8x and 7x platinum respectively. He went platinum to multi-platinums with his other number 1 albums, “Encore”, “8 Mile” (soundtrack album), “Curtain Call: The Hits” (compilation album), “Relapse”, “Recovery”, and “The Marshall Mathers LP2”.
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