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Eminem Goes Platinum With 'Recovery', Staying Strong Atop Hot 200

July 8, 2010 (2:23 am) GMT
'Recovery' is still unbeatable, having a chance to be named the best-selling rap album of this year by pushing a grand total of 1 million only in two weeks.
Eminem Goes Platinum With 'Recovery', Staying Strong Atop Hot 200

's latest studio installment "" adds 313,000 copies this week, passing a 1 million mark and earning a Platinum certification. Although the album suffers a 58 percent decline in sale number, it still manages to nab the first place on Billboard Hot 200.

"Recovery" becomes the first effort to sell more than 300,000 units in multiple weeks since did such thing with "I Dreamed a Dream" in late 2009. Moreover, the June 21 release has a chance to be crowned the best-selling rap album. Last year, the rapper needed four weeks to go platinum with its predecessor "", but now it only takes him two weeks to bring home the plague.

holds his runner-up position for the second week with "" which shifts 105,000. The soundtrack album of "" jumps from No. 10 to No. 3 with 65,000. Taking the fourth spot, meanwhile, is this week's highest chart debut 's "" which arrives with 58,000. Rounding up the top 5 is "Now 34: That's What I Call Music" with 45,000.

moves up from No. 8 to No. 6 with "" which pulls in 41,000. At No. 7 just behind the Canadian singer's album, there is another new entry of this week 's sophomore set "" which starts with 41,000. 's "" falls one slot to No. 8 with 35,000.

The second runner-up of last week ' "" drops six spots to No. 9 with 32,000. Making a comeback after getting kicked out of the Top 10 is 's "" which sits at No. 10 with 30,000.

Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200:

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

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