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With profits fading year after year, the decline of the music industry has been well documented, so it can hang its hat on this achievement courtesy of Eminem:

He became the first artist to sell a million digital copies of a single album with his aptly-titled Recovery. His manager, Paul Rosenberg, said in a statement:

"Over the years, we've made a concerted effort to engage Em's online fan base, so this achievement is especially rewarding."

Recovery Album Cover

Recovery features the major hits "Love The Way You Lie" and "Not Afraid." Recently, Eminem released the latest single from it, "Space Bound."

Lady Gaga is close to joining Eminem in this club, with more than 900,000 digital sales and counting of her monster 2008 release, The Fame.

Adele's sophomore smash 21 will beat her, though, and may even surpass Recovery before long. It's at 992,000 digital copies in just 19 weeks.

These are full album sales, mind you. The most-downloaded track of all time, the Black Eyed Peas' "I Got A Feeling," has sold seven million plus.

In fact, more than 200 songs have sold two million downloads or more, but Recovery's digital numbers are the first to track seven figures.

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Filming yourself choking a porn star and then committing suicide is sure to upset a few folks.

But a British group known as Mothers Against Violence has taken criticism of Eminem to a new level. In a recent statement, the organization bashes the heck out of the rapper for his "Space Bound" music video (below), referring to the star as "evil."

"People who do this are really quite evil," the group says. "Children are influenced by the things they see. If we feed violence, it becomes strong. Like an addiction. It's all about the money with these videos. Eminem isn't thinking about the families affected. It's selfish - it comes to a point when selfishness becomes evil."

Do you agree? Is Eminem evil?

 

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Whether he's dressing like Elvis or having Dominic Monaghan simulate domestic violence against Megan Fox, Eminem is not one to hold back in music videos.

Never has that been more true than in his latest offering.

For "Space Bound," the artist recruits porn star Sasha Grey to portray his source of torment. Rapping that "I blow my brains in your lap and lay here and die in your arms," Eminem and Grey go to a motel... where he attempts to choke his lover, watches her disappear in his arms, and then pulls out a gun and kills himself.

Shocking? Disturbing? Too dark? Or just Eminem being Eminem? Watch and decide now:

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Slim Shady is back to his smack-talking ways.

In his new track "A Kiss," from Hell: The Sequel, his new collaborative album with Royce da 5'9, Eminem is in rare form, hammering away at two of the biggest names in the entertainment world today.

The rapper references the Lady Gaga hermaphrodite rumors (been awhile since we've heard about that) and basically calls Bieber Satan.

He raps: "Tell Lady Gaga she can quit her job at the post office/she's still a male lady. Wouldn't f--k her with her d--k/ You heard it/The verdict's in."

Okay then. As for teen sensation Bieber, he's apparently the devil, according to Eminem, who raps in the song that "evil runs through him."

Sounds about right.

At least he's cool with Katy Perry, though. We think. "Aw hell Shady, he'll tell it like it is/So Katy Perry he's on her tail/He's tailgaiting," he raps.

Pretty standard Eminem right there, although we doubt the fact that he's gone after anybody and everybody will assuage the singers' fans.

Little Monsters and Beliebers, have at it in the comments!

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Peanut butter and jelly. Kim Kardashian and giant breasts. Blake Lively and a camera phone.

Some things just go together well. Consider Bruno Mars and Eminem as part that grouping.

The music heavyweights have collaborated on "Lighters," a track that also features Royce da 5′9″ and which will be featured on "Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel," Royce's upcoming album with Eminem (out June 14).

Listen to the single below, as Mars sings on the refrain: This one’s for you and me living out our dreams, we’re all right where we should be. With my arms out wide, I open my eyes and now all I want to see is a sky full of lighters.

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A video circulating online Wednesday features a young woman, Dani Shay, who bears a striking resemblance to Justin Bieber. At least pre-haircut Bieber.

Naturally, in the video, Dani covers ... Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie.” The juxtaposition is as strange and mesmerizing as it sounds.

Take a look at Shay's performance below and see for yourself.

If you get past the fact that she's a DEAD RINGER for Justin Bieber, and stifle your laughter when she tries to channel Eminem, she's actually not bad ...

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The music video for Dr. Dre's new single, "I Need a Doctor," which he performed at the Grammys with Eminem and Rihanna, has officially been released.

Featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey, whose vocals are stunning, the work is more than seven minutes long, with Dre himself largely absent until the end.

Partly a tribute to Dre himself by protege Eminem, "I Need a Doctor" is also a memoriam of sorts to Dre's son, Andre Dr., who tragically died in 2008.

It ends with Dre standing over Eazy E's grave, as well. Watch it here:

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Eminem has dethroned Lady Gaga as the most popular living person on Facebook, according to Famecount (dot) com. The Queen's reign lasted eight months.

With almost 29 million Facebook fans (people that "Like" is page), Eminem overtook Gaga, who still remains within a million fans of the rapper's overall total.

Only one person retains more Facebook popularity than Eminem - the late Michael Jackson. At just over 29 million Likes, Michael looks poised to fall to #2-3.

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FACEBOOK QUEEN AND KING: With a staggering total of 58 million fans between them, it's safe to say Gaga and Em rule Facebook. [Photos: Pacific Coast News]

Lady Gaga held the lead since June 25 of last year, when she overtook President Barack Obama (who has since fallen to 12th place among living humans).

On Twitter, Gaga's 8.4 million Little Monsters dwarfs Eminem's modest 3 million, while he lags both Gaga and Justin Bieber on Twitter and YouTube as well.

Whoever's #1, they're in a class by themselves. Perhaps the three can form a social media triumvirate, pooling resources en route to world domination.

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In perhaps the most anticipated event of the 2011 Grammy Awards, Eminem took the stage with Rihanna, Skylar Grey and Dr. Dre for a seven-minute performance.

Eminem and Rihanna opened with Part II of their collaborative hit, “Love The Way You Lie,” and as her vocals soared, Eminem appeared amid a fiery background.

Rihanna sounded so good, you'd never know she battled laryngitis and bronchitis leading up to the show, while Eminem's animated effort was brilliant as usual ...

After "Love the Way You Lie," he performed another slow-building track with female backing. Skylar Grey joined in on "I Need a Doctor," as did his one-time mentor.

Dr. Dre himself came on stage for the last verse, putting the finishing touch on this star-studded effort. Take a look above if you missed it and comment below.

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Hyped as Super Bowl commercials may be, most are gimmicky and quite forgettable. Chrysler's effort featuring the Motor City's own Eminem was anything but.

Two minutes of gritty footage set to the rapper's "Lose Yourself" served as both an homage to Detroit's past and a look to the future in introducing the Chrysler 200.

Moving doesn't usually describe ads during football, but it sure applies here as the iconic American brand - and city - defiantly picks itself up off the mat.

With an assist from Eminem and a gospel choir, this is a bad ass commercial ...