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Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ Reaches Double Platinum Status

During today’s declining sales climate, it’s hard enough for rappers to go gold let alone platinum, but Eminem remains the exception. The Detroit lyricist’s sixth solo album, Recovery, reached double platinum status today (August 18) and it only took eight weeks.

According to the Nielsen SoundScan report, released this morning, Em moved an additional 132,600 units over the last seven days, making his overall numbers now stand at 2,113,00. In addition, Shady secured the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 sales chart, after slipping to No. 2 last week.

The next hip-hop artist to appear on the chars is Rick Ross at No. 7. The Miami Boss pushed 29,5600 copies of his new album, Teflon Don, out of the stores this go-round, making his four week total equal 308,400.

Slipping three spots to No. 8 is Drizzy Drake. Fans of the Young Money star bagged up 24,300 Thank Me Later discs this week, bringing his overall stats to 970,200.

Frequent collaborator Bun B shot down 13 slots to No. 17. Trill O.G. pulled in 16,100 in sales this cycle, making his two week total stand at 56,900.

Rounding out the Top 40 is 2009 XXL Freshman B.o.B at No. 32. The ATLien’s major label debut The Adventures of Bobby Ray attracted 11,200 in sales this week. After 16 weeks the Grand Hustle artists’s tally sits at 356,000. —Elan Mancini

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