Eminem Moves 211K, Red & Meth Top Busta In Second Week On The Charts
Eminem continues his reign on the Billboard 200 sales chart in his second week with releases by Redman & Method Man and Busta Rhymes sliding down the ranks.
Relapse, Em’s first new solo disc since ‘05’s Encore, followed up its first week 608,200 in sales, with 211,000 according to the Nielsen SoundScan. So far 820,400 fans have picked up the Dr. Dre-produced project in two weeks.
Falling 11 spots this week is Red & Meth’s Blackout! 2 album which now sits at no. 18. The East Coast duo’s reunion disc sold an additional 20,500 copies this go-around, making their second week total stand at 78,100.
Busta slid down to the no. 22 spot in his second week, four spots below Red & Meth. His Universal/Motown release, Back On My B.S. moved 16,700 units this week, pushing his total sales figures 76,000.
Rounding out the top 40 is Miami boss Rick Ross. The Def Jam MC sold 13,600 Deeper Than Rap CDs this sales cycle, making his album break the 300k mark. After six weeks Deeper Than Rap has a grand total of 303,800.
Next week look for Eminem to continue his dominance as new releases from D-Block and AZ are set to debut. – Elan Mancini