Recovery was selling like 10-15k a week in September/October of '11. It just kept quietly stacking up numbers.
I also don't believe he's a top 10 rapper. Had another argument with my brother today and I've concluded he's just an idiot. He put Em over Cube and claimed Cube wasn't even top 10. He also regarded Kendrick as an Andre 3000 ripoff, LOL, because he heard the intro of "Dying Of Thirst". He's 24 so Em was the centerpiece of his childhood so that's probably why. Also tried telling me a Nas/Em/Cassidy/Game supergroup would destroy anybody. LMAO