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Eminem Unchallenged on Hot 200, Continuing His Reign to Another Week

August 26, 2010 (5:09 am) GMT
This week's Billboard Hot 200 is flooded with new releases but they pull in not enough sale number to knock off the Slim Shady from the top spot.

still stays strong atop Billboard Hot 200. With additional 116,000 copies (down 12%), his latest studio album "" which has gone double platinum last week secures the first position on the U.S. albums chart for seven non-consecutive weeks out of the nine weeks since its release.

Thus, the June 21 release scores most weeks atop the list since 's "Fearless" spent 11 non-consecutive weeks in the hot spot in late 2008 and early 2009. Moreover, it notches up the most weeks at No. 1 for an album by any male artist since 's "Confession" secured the first place for nine weeks in 2004 and for a Hip-Hop effort since 's "" did seven in late 2003 and early 2004.

Blocked by Eminem from taking this week's Hot 200 crown is . His third studio installment "Intimacy" debuts at the runner-up position with 74,000 units. The next slot also belongs to another new release, 's "" which starts with 64,000.

and also successfully land their efforts on the Top 5 in the opening week. The heavy metal band arrive at No. 4 with "" and the country music crooner debuts at the fifth place with "".

The other new entries this week are who makes a notable debut at No. 9 with his latest record "" and who rounds up the Top 10 with "". Sitting at No. 6, 7 and 8 respectively, meanwhile, are such holdovers as 's "", 's "" and 's "".

Next week, Billboard Hot 200 is likely to crown a new champion. 's "" and 's "" are going head to head for the title. Perry's album is predicted to sell 170,000 to 200,000 and Barrino's effort is estimated to rake in 150,000 to 175,000.

Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200:

  1. "" - (116,000)
  2. "Intimacy" - (74,000)
  3. "" - (64,000)
  4. "" - (63,000 )
  5. "" - (50,000)
  6. "" - (32,000)
  7. "" - (31,000)
  8. "" - (30,000)
  9. "" - (25,000)
  10. "" - (24,000)

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