PEAK POSITION: Number 1 (Chart History)
COMBINED SALES: 1.1 million (December 2017)
RELEASE DATE: November 2013
WHEN DID IT REACH ONE MILLION SALES: January 2017 (estimated)
After working together on their 2010 smash hit, Love The Way You Lie, Eminem and Rihanna decided to team up once more in 2013 with The Monster.
Anticipation was high for another superb song and they did not fail to deliver. The Monster is easily on a par in quality. It shot into the charts at Number 1 after selling nearly 75,000 copies. It was a mid-week release so it didn’t have a full week’s sales behind it. The following week it sold over 96,000 copies and it fell to Number 2! It stayed in the Top Ten for 12 weeks altogether, as of January 2018, has 25 weeks on the chart.
By September 2017 the single had sold 696,280 and had equivalent streaming sales of 363,663, with a total, therefore of 1,064,797. We estimate that the millionth equivalent sale was made in around January 2017.
In December 2017 combined sales were reported as 1.1 million.