Eminem is on a roll, and no one can seem to knock him outta the top spot of the Billboard 200 albums chart, as he sit atop the list for yet another week with his latest album, Recovery.
Despite six debut, none were album to push Recovery out of no. 1. Instead, it sold another 116,000 to put the set at the top slot for its seventh non-consecutive week — the most weeks atop the list since Taylor Swift’s Fearless held down the spot for 11 non-consecutive frames in late 2008 and early 2009, reports Billboard.com.
Additionally, Em’s new album has earned the most weeks at no. 1 for a male artist’s album since Usher’s Confessions earned nine weeks in the top slot in 2004, and the most for a hip-hop effort since OutKast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below did seven in late 2003 and early 2004.
So far, Recovery has sold 2.22 million.
In at no. 2 is R&B singer Kem’s new set, Intimacy, selling 74,000 copies. It’s his highest-charting album to day — his 2006 album, Kem II, bowed at no. 5 with 140,000, while his 2003 debut Kemistry opened at no. 175.
Later, outside the top 10, is Rick Ross’ Teflon Don, holding down the no. 11 spot with 24,000 copies sold; while Drake’s Thank Me Later is one slot behind at no. 12 with 23,000, putting his total at 994,000.
That wraps things up this week. To cop any of these new releases, head over to Amazon.com.
According to Billboard.com, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Aug. 22) totaled 5.06 million units, up 2% compared to the SoundScan-era low sum last week (4.95 million) and down 11% compared to the comparable sales week of 2009 (5.70 million).