The greatest hits record, which previously reached Number One in the US in December 2005, has risen from 126th place to Number Eight on the Billboard 200 following Eminem’s Super Bowl appearance, racking up 31,000 equivalent album units (up 256 per cent).
Dr. Dre’s 1999-released ‘2001’ album has also shot up the Billboard 200, with the record going from 108th place to Number 9.
Sales of ‘2001’ were up by 220 per cent, taking in 30,500 units. The latest Billboard 200 chart will be published in full tomorrow (February 23).
In his first interview after the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Dre told TMZ that he was only asked by the NFL to change “a few things” about the performance.
Speaking about Eminem’s decision to symbolically take a knee, Dre said: “That was Em doing that on his own, and there was no problem with that.”