Returning to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart is Eminem‘s Recovery, selling 133,000 copies. Not since Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed a Dream claimed six straight beginning last December has anyone spent as many weeks in the top spot.
To date, Recovery has sold 2.1 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Behind Lady Antebellum, who’ve sold 2.5 million units of their Need You Now, Em is the only artist to cross the double-platinum line this year.
Last week’s chart-topper, Arcade Fire‘s The Suburbs, falls to No. 2 with 52,000 albums sold. Disney Channel’s Camp Rock 2: the Final Jam debuts at No. 3, selling 41,000 copies. The second-highest entry comes from Black Label Society, whose Order of the Black comes in at No. 4, selling 33,000 copies. Blake Shelton’s second EP of the year, All About Tonight, comes in at No. 6 with 33,000 units moved.
The final debut in the top 10 comes from Mike Posner, with his debut effort 31 Minutes to Takeoff, flying low at No. 8 with 29,000. Sparked by the hit single “Cooler Than Me,” many expected higher sales. Justin Bieber‘s My World 2.0 climbs up two spots to No. 5, selling 33,000 albums.
Rick Ross’ Teflon Don falls two spots to No. 7, moving 30,000 sets. Kidz Bop 18 set rises up two places to No. 9 with 28,000 copies to their credit. And Avenged Sevenfold’s Nightmare rounds out the Top 10, falling seven places to No. 10 and selling 27,000 copies.
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