Despite 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 Billboard.com, 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).