The rap trio of Eminem, 50 Cent and Dr. Dre have broken the record for most opening week digital downloads with their 418,000 copy-selling “Crack a Bottle.”
The previous top-seller was T.I. featuring Rihanna with the ubiquitous “Live Your Life.” “Crack a Bottle” has the third highest weekly digital sales total of all time and will debut at no. 1 on tomorrow’s Billboard Hot 100.
More importantly, for Em, Fiddy, and Dre, all of whom have highly anticipated albums in the works, such high sales indicates that there’s pent-up demand for new material from the rappers. Well, at least from Dre and Em.