According to Billboard, Eminem’s Curtain Call: The Hits climbed from #126 to #8 on the Billboard 200. Thus, it entered the top 10 for the first time since March 2006.
This project debuted at number 1 after it hit the music market in December 2005. It earned nearly 31,000 album-equivalent units after the Super Bowl LVI Pepsi Halftime Show. On the other hand, there was a 256% increase in sales.
Eminem’s Curtain Call: The Hits contains many hit tracks such as “Lose Yourself”, “Sing for the Moment”, “Mockingbird”, “Stan”. It is an iconic album for rap music as well as a shining treasure in the general music market.
Last week, it became the first rap album to spend more than 500 weeks on the UK’s album chart. It also became the 49th best-selling album in the US in 2021.
Dr. Dre’s “2001” also returned to the top 10 of the Billboard 200 after peaking at number 9 from number 108.
The song at the heart of the Super Bowl LVI Pepsi Halftime Show was “2001” before Dre closed the show with “Still D.R.E.”
According to the HITS Daily Double, Kendrick Lamar’s “m.A.A.d City” jumped 32% in sales from #36 to #21 on the Billboard 200.
2Pac’s Greatest Hits, which includes “California Love” we heard during the Super Bowl, re-entered the top 50 at #24. Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous” is making its debut and peaked at number 14 in its first week sales.
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After the Super Bowl LVI Pepsi Halftime Show, rap listeners were really happy. They experienced a nostalgic pleasure while listening to hip hop culture in such a big show. They saw their favorite rap stars and rap icons together again.