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Eminem Goes Platinum in Second Week on the Charts

Following up his record-breaking debut on The Billboard 200 albums chart last week, Eminem’s Recovery managed to earn a platinum plaque already, just seven days later.

According to the Nielsen SoundScan report released today (July 7), fans picked up 313,300 copies of Em’s sixth solo LP this go-round, which, added to last week’s staggering 741,400 total, makes the Detroit lyricist’s tally now stand at about 1,057,700. In addition to the impressive sales, Shady also picked up the No. 1 spot on the charts for the second week in a row.

At No. 2 is Young Money star Drake, with his first major label effort, Thank Me Later. The disc continues to fly off shelves, clearing 104,900 units, in the last week alone, which brings the T. Dot’s three-week stats to 708,900.

Next up is The Root’s latest album, How I Got Over. The legendary Philly band slid 11 spots to No. 17 in their second week, after moving 20,800 units. Overall Black Thought, ?uestlove and company have 72,200 copies in the bank.

Rounding out the Top 40 are B.o.B. and the Black Eyed Peas. Sitting at No. 23 is The Adventures of Bobby Ray, after adding 15,100 CDs to his total tally, which now equals 283,000. At No. 24, BEP is right on his tail at No. 24, selling 14,900 copies of The E.N.D. 56 weeks later and the group’s accumulated 2,640,200 in sales and counting.

Check back next week to find out how Big Boi’s Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty fares on the charts. —Elan Mancini

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