Eminem Breaks Streaming Record – How Much The Rapper Made On Spotify In 2021

How much Eminem made on Spotify streams and record the rapper broke on streaming platform.

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The Slim Shady LP was released on February 23, 1999, now – over 10 massively successful albums and nearly 24 years later – Eminem is still as popular as ever. Eminem recently set records that highlight his longevity and consistency.

Eminem’s latest album Music to Be Murdered By recently returned to the Billboard 200 for its 100th week. Marshall Mathers now holds the record for the most albums that have spent 100 weeks or more on the Billboard 200 chart. Eminem has seven albums that have hit the Billboard 200 for at least 100 weeks.

Eminem also displayed his staying power by having his 2005 compilation Curtain Call: The Hits spending 550 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Top 200 over the last 16 years. Curtain Call: The Hits sold 673,000 units in 2021 – making it the 49th best-selling album of 2021.

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Eminem also notched another impressive record by hitting a total extended his own record of having the most studio albums with over 1 billion streams on Spotify. Eminem’s record-breaking albums include The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show, Encore, Curtain Call: The Hits, Relapse, Recovery, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Revival, Kamikaze, and Music To Be Murdered By.

Eminem’s solo discography boasts over 21 billion streams on Spotify – except for his 1996 debut Infinite which is not on the music streaming platform.

According to Chartmasters – a music industry resource that releases data on the most streamed artists on Spotify – Eminem is the 9th-most streamed artist in the history of Spotify. The site claims that Eminem has had 26,154,843,493 lead streams and 3,676,535,645 featured streams from 276 songs on Spotify.

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Southpawers – a hip-hop site dedicated to Shady Records’ artists – broke down how much money Eminem made on Spotify in 2021.

“Spotify generally pays between $.00318 and $.00521 per stream to the artists, meaning you will need roughly 250 streams to make a dollar,” the site notes. “If we multiply 3,600,000,000 streams by $.00318, and 3,600,000,000 streams by $.00521, Eminem earned between $11,448,000 ($11.4 million) ‬and $18,756,000 ($18.8 million). Thus, average earning for Slim Shady is $15,102,000 ($15.1 million).”

Last month, singer T-Pain wrote a viral tweet that pointed out how little money streaming music platforms pay music artists.

According to the infographic, it takes 315 streams to make $1 on Spotify. Napster reportedly paid artists the most – 53 streams to earn $1, Tidal Music was second-highest at 78 streams to make $1, then Apple Music at 128, followed by Deezer at 156, 249 streams for Amazon Music, 752 streams for a buck from Pandora, and YouTube Music paid out a minuscule dollar for every 1,250.

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