The rapper's new LP is expected to sell up to a million copies by the end of the week in his home country...

EMINEM‘s new album ‘THE EMINEM SHOW’ has gone to Number One in the US – on the basis of just one day’s sales.

The record was moved forward from its June 4 release date, and hit shops on Sunday (May 26). Despite a lack of advertising it sold 284,534 copies on that day alone, according to the Reuters news service.

That figure is approximately 100,000 copies ahead that of closest rival P. Diddy’s ‘We Invented The Remix’ album, which is at Number Two.

SoundScan chairman and CEO Mike Shalett, who monitor sales in the US, said in a statement: “We’ve never had a record debut at Number One on the SoundScan chart that hasn’t had the benefit of a full six days of sales behind it.”

It is expected that the album could sell up to a million copies in the coming week.