The Charts: Eminem Holds Steady At No. 1 For Second Week

2009-04-23 - EminemDespite a brand new release from rocker Marilyn Manson, Eminem was able to hold tight at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the second week in a row.

The Detroit rapper’s comeback album, Relapse, sold another 211,000 copies in its second week, down 65.3% from last week’s big number of 608,000. He’s expected to reach platinum sales in the next couple weeks.

At no. 5 is Lady Gaga’s Fame, climbing three spots to no. 5, selling another 45,000 copies.

Later down the charts list is Hispanic rap duo Wisin Y Yandel’s La Revolucion, debuting at no. 7. The duo sold 35,700 copies, thanks to their buzzing single with 50 Cent.

Then, much later down the line is Method Man and Redman’s Blackout 2, falling 11 spots to no. 18 with 20,500. After two weeks, they’ve moved 78,100 copies.

That does it for the top 20.

Girl group, Electrik Red, entered the charts at no. 100 with their debut album, Volume 1: How To Be A Lady. They sold just 5,000 copies to start.

According to, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending May 31) totaled 5.75 million units, down 12.4% compared to the sum last week (6.57 million) and down 20.4% compared to the same sales week of 2008 (7.23 million).

  1. If there was any question about who the best rapper is…’Relapse’ is the answer…

  2. Yea I agree dis aftermath yr…tha 3head monster em1st followd by 50 nxt he better cum hard tho then wut we all been waitn fo dr dre detox bout 2 set records bout 2 blow lil wayne fagg ass away n sales…

  3. Relapse? Album of the year? Get the fuck outta here… Blueprint III’s droppin’ soon.

  4. No matter what happens dr dre will change the game again. Jay z will come out with blueprint 3… but wont affect shit, when it comes to taking over shit.

  5. “Won’t affect shit”, huh? When B3 hits the retails it’s gonna be his 11th #1 album in a row. Beating The Beatles is history making. Em hasn’t made a nice album since The Eminem Show and the Aftermath trinity (w/ Shady and G-Unit) has been collectively garbage for the past half decade. Dre won’t change the game till he drops Detox and you’ve got shit between your ears if you think it’s coming in 2009.

  6. yea talk is cheap so lets see who has the bigger aura, fuck being number 1. Lil wayne has been number too, is he a game changer not really. Jay z is great but dre comes through with masterpiece. Jay z is second best in my opinion.

  7. oh yea why would jay z take beats from dres chronic 2001 cd and make songs outta them, you would never see the doc take beats from other artists like that.

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