The Marshall Mathers LP

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The Marshall Mathers LP is the third studio album by American rapper Eminem. Released May 23, 2000, the album sold more than 1.76 million copies[1] in its first week just in the US, earning a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest selling rap album ever. In 2001, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and was nominated for Album of the Year. The album was certified 9x platinum by the RIAA in the United States,[2][3] and sold over 10.2 million copies in the US.[4] As of 2005 the album had sold over 19 million units worldwide.[5]

Often cited as Eminem's magnum opus, The Marshall Mathers LP has been ranked as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all-time by such magazines as Rolling Stone,[6] Time,[7] and XXL.[8][9] Rolling Stone placed the album at number 7 on its list of the best albums of the 2000s.[10] The album was ranked number 302 by Rolling Stone on their list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[11] In 2010, Rhapsody named it the #1 record on the "The 10 Best Albums By White Rappers" list.[12]

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