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Eminem Leads Hot 200 With Strong Number, Knocking Drake

July 1, 2010 (2:18 am) GMT
The Slim Shady forces Drake to fall to the second position and scores the biggest chart debut at No. 1 since AC/DC opened big with 'Black Ice' in 2008.
Eminem Leads Hot 200 With Strong Number, Knocking Drake

After ruling Billboard Hot 200 with "" in 2009, once again sits at No. 1 position on the chart, making it his sixth straight No. 1 debut. This time around, he makes it to the top with "" which has sold around 741,000 copies in its first week.

"Recovery" becomes the biggest chart debut since 's "" arrived on the chart with 784,000 in October 2008. Moreover, it tops "Relapse" which entered the list with 608,000 last year and beats 's "" and 's "" which bowed with 502,000 and 481,000 respectively earlier this year.

Not stopping there, "Recovery" has also pulled in around 225,000 in digital sale. This makes the album the second-biggest digital week in history, behind 's "" which was downloaded over 288,000 units when it was released in the summer of 2008.

The Slim Shady's victory also extends to the Digital Songs chart. He reigns the list with -assisted single "Love the Way You Lie" which opens with 338,000. It's the rapper's sixth No. 1 single on the Digital Songs chart and the second time he leads the list in this year. Previously, he soared to the top with "Not Afraid" with 379,000.

Back on Hot 200, Drake's "" is forced to fall to the runner-up place after adding 157,000 (down 65%). The other new entries this week are ' "" which arrives at No. 3 with 102,000, 's "Scream" which bows at No. 4 with 81,000, and ' "" which starts at No. 6 with 54,000.

The rest on the chart are the latest edition of "Now" compilations at No. 5 with 55,000, 's "" at No. 7 with 44,000, 's "" at No. 8 with 43,000, 's "" at No. 9 with a little over 38,000, and "" soundtrack which rounds up the Top 10 with 38,000.

Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200:

  1. "" -
  2. "" -
  3. "" -
  4. "Scream" -
  5. "Now 34: That's What I Call Music" - various artists
  6. "" -
  7. "" -
  8. "" -
  9. "" -
  10. "" soundtrack - various artists

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