Eminem still dominates top of The Billboard 200

06.03.09 8 years ago


Despite a slip in sales of 65.3%, Eminem’s newest set “Relapse,” from Shady/Aftermath, remains at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record is fifth when it comes to best-sellers this year, with 819,000 total sold. Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” is first, with 1,173,000 — that set climbs 11-9 this week with 33,000.

Eminem has historically held onto strong sales after his albums’ releases — this week’s were surely fueled by his performance at the MTV Movie Awards (plus getting a crotch to the face from Bruno at the ceremony).

Even though it’s down 54% in sales, Green Day’s “21st Century Breakdown” stays at No. 2 this week with 76,000. “Hannah Montana: The Movie” moves up 6-3.

The week’s biggest debut comes from Marilyn Manson’s “The High End Of Low” at No. 4 with 49,000. While a No. 4 entry sounds pretty good, that sales sum is the smallest opening week frame since the band’s 1999 concert album “The Last Tour On Earth.”

Lady GaGa’s “The Fame” climbs 8-5, Kenny Chesney’s “Greatest Hits II” falls 3-6.

Latin crew Wisin y Yandel’s “La Revolucion” bows at No. 7 with 36,000. It’s the biggest charting Spanish-language album since Mana’s “Amar Es Combatir” started at No. 4 in September 2006. Their last set, “Wisin Vs. Yandel: Los Extraterrestres” debuted with 53,000 at No. 14.

Indie act Grizzly Bear makes its very first appearance on The Billboard 200 with “Veckatimest” at No. 8 with 33,000. Forty percent of its sales were through digital outlets.

Rascal Flatts’ “Unstoppable” is up 12-10 with 27,000 (up 3%).

Sales for the year are down 14% compared to the same sales sum from last year.

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