Tech N9ne - The Gates Mixed PlateEminem missed out on six straight weeks at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 by a nose this week thanks to the release of a new album by rockers Avenged Sevenfold, who beat him out by less than 4,000 units.

Still Em’s numbers were good enough to put Recovery at no. 2 with 159,000 sold. The album is now nearing 1.9 million sold.

Behind Em is Rick Ross’ latest, Teflon Don, dropping one spt to no. 3 with 63,000 sold; while Drake’s Thank Me Later scans another 34,000 to put his total at 915,000.

Rounding out the top 10 is Lady Gaga’s The Fame, up one to no. 9 with 24,000.

In at no. 12 is Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond with 18,000.

The highest hip-hop debut comes from Tech N9ne, whose third collabos offering, The Gates Mixed Plate, scores a no. 13 debut, selling over 17,000 to start.

Outside the top tier is Fat Joe and Slum Village’s new albums.

At no. 27 is Fat Joe’s new album, The Darkside Volume 1, opening with 12,000 sold; while Slum Village’s Villa Manifesto bows at no. 171 with just over 2,700.

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According to, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Aug. 1) totaled 5.21 million units, down 1% compared to the sum last week (5.29 million) and down 13% compared to the comparable sales week of 2009 (5.96 million).