''The Marshall Mathers LP'' is the third studio album by American rapper Eminem. Released May 23, 2000, the album sold more than 1.79 million copies in its first week just in the US, earning a spot in the ''Guinness Book of World Records'' as the fastest selling solo album ever. In 2001, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and was nominated for Album of the Year. It has gone on to be certified 9x platinum by the RIAA in the United States, The album has now sold over 10.2 million copies in the US and as of 2005 had sold over 19 million units worldwide.
Often cited as Eminem's magnum opus, ''The Marshall Mathers LP'' has been ranked as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all-time by such magazines as ''Rolling Stone'', ''Time'', and ''XXL''. ''Rolling Stone'' placed the album at number 7 on its list of the best albums of the 2000s. The album was ranked number 302 by ''Rolling Stone'' on their list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2010, Rhapsody featured it on its list of "The 10 Best Albums By White Rappers". - Wikipedia