Congratulations to Eminem and Rihanna who’ve just clocked up a million sales of their 2010 single, ‘Love The Way You Lie’.
The track, which features on both Eminem’s album ‘Recovery’ and Rihanna’s ‘Loud’ album (the latter being a reworking entitled ‘Love The Way You Lie (Part II)’), was the best-selling single of last year, shifting 730,000 copies in just under six months. It is the only annual best-seller not to make it to Number 1.
Collectively, Eminem and Rihanna have had 40 Top 10 singles on The Official Singles Chart (22 for Eminem and 18 for Rihanna), and eight Number 1 albums (six for Eminem and two for Rihanna).
'Love The Way You Lie' is the 109th track to sell over a million copies in the history of The Official Charts. Rihanna could also be in the running to clock up the 110th million-selling single; 'Only Girl (In The World)' is neck-and-neck with X Factor winner Matt Cardle's 2010 Christmas Number 1, 'When We Collide'. To date, both have sold around 985,000 copies.