Eminem Holds onto No. 1 Spot for 2nd Week in a Row

Eminem continues his phenomenal reign on top of The Billboard 200 sales charts this week, nabbing the No. 1 spot for the second time in two weeks.

Since Recovery debuted on the charts nine weeks ago, it has only faltered to the No. 2 position once, losing to the Arcade Fire. This go-round, Em earned the top spot after selling 116,400 units in the last seven days. Overall Recovery has 2,229,400 units sold.

Ten spots down at No. 11 is Rick Ross’s latest album, Teflon Don. The Miami Boss racked up an additional 23,700 in sales this week, bringing his five week-total to 332,000. Directly below Rozay at No. 12 is Drake. The Young Money star failed to reach platinum status yet, but he’s on track to pick up the plaque next week. Drizzy pulled in 23,400 in sales this week, making his 10-week tally stand at 993,500.

Rounding out the Top 40 is B.o.B and Bun B. Both The Adventures of Bobby Ray (No. 34) and Trill O.G. (No. 35) earned 11,300 in sales this week. The ATLien’s overall stats now stand at 357,300, while the UGK rapper’s numbers equal 68,200. —Elan Mancini

  • Red

    Good for EM

    • G-UNOT KILLA

      LMAO U THINK U A BITCH CHEERLEADER! UR NAME IS RED WELL I’M SPIDER LOC’S COUSIN AND CRIP

      • Red

        LOL what the fuck are you talking about? You should call yourself the fruit patrol and arrest yourself for being a fruit cake.Punk ass kid

      • Sha

        @Q461….

        I wouldn’t exactly call Queen Latifah a rapper. More like a person who rapped 20 years ago….

        Also, since she came out the gate I think most people knew she was gay. Wearing those big assed hats? She knew she wasn’t gettin’ no dudes with that look.

        But I wonder if most dudes will still be reppin’ Eminem when he comes out and admits he’s gay. Because all the signs are there.

        • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

          “Wearing those big assed hats? She knew she wasn’t gettin’ no dudes with that look.”

          ^ c’mon Sha

          You know that was an afro-centric look that was going on during that conscious era in Hip Hop.

          What I’m getting from you is that her looks, what she wore, and sexual preference are more tangible that her music, and the message she was pushing, being a strong female?

          Because I could care less about who’s gay. I’m not.

          If Em is gay, and can put a song out like ‘I’m Not Afraid’, that can make mufukka’s feel good about themselves and build them up to conquer their fears and do something positive, let it be.

          Why don’t you spend some more time on outting these clowns who constantly feed the Black youth poison thoughts and visions of grandeur than worrying about Caucasian factor that Eminem brings to the rap game.

        • Sha

          @Don mcCaine…..

          Yeah. I know she was being afrocentric. I was only joking about that part. But I seriously always suspected she was that way. I’m surprised if you didn’t.

          About Eminem….

          I haven’t mentioned his color in any postings today. If you read my postings below (the ones that are authentically me) I was conversing about a conversation I had with my boy who works at the radio station. Since Eminem was the fruit of the day, as it pertains to news, I thought it would be interesting to get other people’s opinions on that subject.

          As far as these studio gangstas poisoning black youth with fake fantasies and ill ways of thinking….

          I whole-heartedly disagree with you. Parenting is meant for parents. Q-Tip said it best when he said,

          “Hip-Hop is a way of life. It doesn’t tell you how to raise a child or treat a wife.”

          Hip-Hop has always had it’s “In it for the money” crowd and it’s “Ignorant” side. But tell me, what music doesn’t? I’m more concerned about the “Reality” of living in this country and how to protect my child from the true gangstas. THE POLITICIANS THAT WRITE THE POLICIES THAT GOVERN OUR SOCIETY.

          Truth be told, if you allow any kid to listen to 5% of the music that’s out, without teaching them about the bullshit, then YOU should be in jail.

          I am a fan of hip-hop. But I look to my family for my teachings.

        • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

          “Parenting is meant for parents.”

          ^ So when/if the parents work, and the kids are @ school/daycare/after school functions, at lunch recess, texting on phones that the parents use to keep track of them, what do you think they are talking about? Or following? Or interested in?

          The fads. Talk of the older “cool” kids. TV. MUSIC.

          We can always say music is entertainment, but cannot take away the fact that it is INFLUENTIAL. Aren’t there morals of the story on sitcom comedy, which are entertaining? The bad part about this 16-34 demographic thing is that they don’t understand it’s not a crown of glory. They are being assimilated for almost 20 years to be nothing but consumers w/o a clue, then thrown to the side, because around 34 you should be aware that you have been taken for a fool, but it’s too late.

          So back to Em…

          He has a feel good about yourself song w/’Not Afraid’, and another one out with the domestic abuse issue, which is a big issue that many people can relate to. Should we not speak about THOSE things, instead of the “he only sells because he’s white”, or “he might be gay”?

          I would want my kids to sing “I’m not afraid to take a stand”, than “I think I’m Big Meech, Larry Hoover”. And it would be the same if Ross made Em’s songs.

          So why do we have to leave it to the parents only? This is how we lost that “Black community”. We stopped sharing and went for self to get closer to the paper. Cats won’t help Ms. Emma across the street, not even realizing Ms. Emma might of helped your parents raise you by caring for you and watching out for your safety. Why can’t we build in the comment section? Cats READ, and you see they read enough to start taking your moniker and throw darts at you.

          Because at the end of the day, these cats know more about what song Waka dropped lately than the fact the DEA is recruiting heads to decipher slang on their phones. In the ATL, exclusively.

          $yk

  • hell no

    more of this white bullshit fuck this mothafuckas in charge wont let a brotha take the no1 spot from there whiteboi na fuck that

    • http://@YAHOO.COM WHITE BOY BETTER AND YOU CANT HANDLE IT

      HA HA .. KEEP CRYING .. MAKE EXCUSES .. JUST SWALLOW YOUR RACIST JEALOUSY AND GO FUCK YOURSELF.. PLUS HOW LAME TO SAY , ” WONT LET A BROTHA TAKE THE NO.1 SPOT? ” MAYBE CAUSE A BROTHA CANT .. ? THINK ABOUT IT .. FUCKING SICK OF YOU MOTHA FUCKAS HATING ON EM.. HE IS THE BEST SO , LETS SEE A BROTHA SPIT IT LIKE HIM AND MAYBE A BROTHA WILL TAKE THE NO. 1 SPOT, BUT I DOUGHT IT.. CAUSE SKILLS SALE NOT COLOR… BITCH.

      • unamed

        skills “sell” my friend… skills “sell”

        • truthadeen

          if skills sold bun b would have sold more then 68000, m&m is a white artist with skills but thats not the reason he sell he sells because hes a gimick he said wat every white suburban kid couldnt say, add in the shock value of his lyrics, dnt 4get taking shots @ pop stars!!! its not hate he can rap but make no mistakes thats not wy he sell!!!

        • El Tico Loco

          Bun B was very underpromoted, Online, and on TV I saw all kinds of ads for Recovery, it doesn’t help that some people put Bun in the same pile with the garbage Southern artists. But as whiteboy he still had to earn his stripes lyrically gimmick or not so yes skills do sell for him.

        • http://MOZILLA LI PUPU

          i wouldnt call em a gimmick. the thang about white artist and black artist is that white fans dont BOOTLEG they go to the record stores. blacks we bootleg everything so therefore our artist cant sell unless your on a level such as jigga, wayne, tip or kanye. li boosie said it perfectly GET YO ASS OFF THAT COMPUTER AND GO BUY THAT SHIT UP OFF THE SHELF

      • no name

        skills “sell” my friend… skills “sell”

  • jburg

    Lets see who will have the first hate comment? And you gotta come with something better than, “he selling cause he white”!!

    • Aphrikahn

      U a hata.

  • Anonymous

    XXL CAN YALL PLEEEEZ CHANGE THE FONT COLOR ON THIS…I CAN BARELY READ IT

  • Anonymous

    nobody like this wigga he cant rap y yall support him get off mastas nuts we aint slaves no more

    • BlackMagic

      Hey! Speak for yourself dickhead,i like EM.Dope rapper,good lyrics.Fuck off and go listen to some wacka flocka,thats prolly right up your alley.Haha

      • URKEL

        Flocka is black so hes automatically better than Em you simple nigga

        • BlackMagic

          Haha you punk ass corny little shit.Go listen to wacka flocka then,dont sit around here moaning about EM being white.What a fuckin loser of a black guy you must be.Damn

        • Anonymous

          this faggot nigga blackmagic finally shows his racism

        • BlackMagic

          First off,im black you idiot.Second of all,im supporting EM so how the fuck is that racism? Go back to school son,you have alot to learn.Haha

    • real african

      don’t have to be slaves to feel flow. You the only one holding you back nikkah

  • smooth-e

    em can’t rap what? u r buggin my dude.stop hatin n get back to reality.he’s number 1.top five in order 1.eminem 2.tupac 3.dmx 4.kanye 5.u pick t.i.,jay-z,big,lil wayne,luda,jada,even 50 or asher shouts to mos def, big pun,black thought,pharoh monk,talib,snoop,oh yeah my boy 1am i’m out hate on that

    • smooth-e

      but dont listen to me i slob knobs for pocket change

  • El Tico Loco

    To all racecard holders who hate on Eminem is obvious that you gonna have to outrap him out of his spot. “Swaggin” or “Trappin” your way into the number one spot is not working, time to try something new.

  • JC

    King Mathers is STILL on top…haters, go cry…LOL

  • yall pussy

    look @ all these lil whitebois defendin this piece of shit lmao fuck mnm

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    Looks like some rappers are still holdin back on they release dates.ha and the hate continues, its cool to have hate in your heart it shows how insignificant you really are in the overall picture.Go listen some bullshit fucks who cant rap worth a shit, better yet write em and tell em to step their game up they might hit no. 1 some day.

  • damn

    why does xxl allow fuck niggas to post on there site? NO WHITE PPL ALLOWED THIS IS HIP HOP GO BACK TO COUNTRY

  • SuperNova

    EM is simply killing the competition.Look at all the black people here who cant stand that a white guy is topping the charts.You better get used to it,cause he will be there for a while^^

  • Peso

    I’m black and Em still one of my favorite all time rappers, race means nothing to me when it comes to Em and he has proven that sh*t himself…he’s a beast point blank

    That song he got on Recovery (W.T.P) white trash party is dope and show how raw Em really is cause he’s reppin that white boy trailer park sh*t AND DONT CARE TO SAY IT OR ANYTHING JUST LIKE BLACKS HAVE DONE WITH TURNING NIGGER.. a evil word giving to us into “nigga” and got even white boys calling eachother niggas all day long

    if you understand what im saying then you’ll know how raw Em is besides race issues

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    He dont understand shit, the only thing this idiot understands is he is black eminem is white and dominating what he calls black music so he wants to kill himself because of it.
    Morons dont understand the concept that music has no color barriers, do you see white people telling the lead singer of sevendust or living color to go rap or something because this is white music? no you dont because they are great singers whether they are black and in a rock band or not.

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    • sb

      He raps about his life experiences, his struggles and sometimes he’ll spit something funny..That’s his zone and that’s why he’s winning. He’s just being him… I believe if more rappers did the same thing they could win too…Be true to your self, we all can’t be pimps, drug dealers and murderers.. There’s so many facets and stories we can tell but for whatever reason we fail too… And im not talking about being on some let’s save the planet shit but stuff that happens in a person everyday life that we can relate too.

      Em’s first single “not afraid” redemption, starting over, turning over a new leaf on life, getting over his addiction.. He kept it 100

      2nd single “love the way it hurts” relationship bearing his soul to this woman, “look i fucked up, but im willing to make it work” don’t leave me or i might snap..

      I think when an artist bears himself,and it transparent in his or her music, that’s when they are the best….Rappers need to stop selling an image and just become an artist….

      That’s why homeboy wins all the time..He is himself and he’s a dope lyricist and songwriter.

      Now when 20 years down the line when we are looking at the history of hip hop that he won’t be the “KING” as Elvis was in rock and Roll and disregard Tupac, Jay Z, Biggie..

  • El Tico Loco

    SMMFH – Pretty soon knowing how to actually rap is gonna viewed as “acting white”.

    • sb

      see, that’s what i don’t want to happen..peep my comment above… It happened in rock and roll with Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis it happened in Jazz with Kenny G…Not hip hop hell no

      • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

        Well it definitely aint happenin in rock music because there are some great singers in rock bands who happen to be black or latino and we white people dont care about their skin color, we just care that they keep makin great music.

        • El Tico Loco

          And they do make good (rock)music, on the other hand people are gonna bitch about a white rapper on top, but won’t step up their bars to knock him off the top. Like I said in my first comment you can’t “swagg” or “trap” your way to the top anymore, people want bangers for their buck, so nobody is spending their money on someone who keeps reminding us they got money so obviously they don’t need ours, we can spend our 10 bucks on a quarter tank after all 3/4 of the album is garbage and the other 1/4 is the same 100x a day crap from the radio.

    • sb

      see, that’s what i don’t want to happen..peep my comment above… It happened in rock and roll with Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis it happened in Jazz with Kenny G…Not hip hop hell no.However white people are the major buyers, so we won’t have anyone to blame but us.

  • sb

    The thug shoot em up hustla, killa kill n@%ga shit had a long run…It’s over, time to evolve into something else…

  • http://NYtoCALI.com Aaron The Great

    Damn that’s wassup for Hip Hop and that’s wassup for Eminem!!!

  • http://NYtoCALI.com Aaron The Great

    Damn that’s wassup for Hip Hop and that’s wassup for Eminem!!!

  • Sha

    This is for whoever will choose to respond…..

    I was speaking about Eminem with my man at 95.5 WPGC in Washington DC and we got to vibing about Em’s future. And we both seemed to notice some things about what he’s done that lead us to believe some stuff. See if yall can pick up….

    1. Eminem came on the scene talking about raping a young girl in “Guilty Conscience”.

    2. Eminem fantasized about various sexual fantasies with men on several of his Cds (Insane Clown Posse and others)

    3. Eminem performed “Stan” at the grammys with Elton John, after which, he kissed Elton John on the cheek

    4. Eminem fantasized about raping his own mother on his album

    5. Eminem fantasized about killing his baby’s mother “Kim” while his daughter “Hailey” watched (on the Marshal Mathers LP)

    6. Eminem called his ex-girl the “N” word on a freestyle

    7. Eminem recently revealed he had a drug problem and stated that he and Elton John had become best friends and Elton John has been giving him some help to make it through.

    8. Eminem starts beef with Christina Aguilara, and stated on his record about “Sitting next to Carson Daley and Fred Durst” to talk about who she gave head to first

    9. Eminem beefs with Britney Spears

    10. Eminem stand in the middle of 2 men kissing in his video (The Real Slim Shady)

    11. Eminem starts beef with Mariah Carey

    12. Eminem recently released a video focusing on domestic abuse with Rhianna

    Is it me or does this dude have serious issues with women? Or I will go even further……

    I TRULY BELIEVE IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS EMINEM WILL BE REVEALED TO BE THE FIRST OPENLY GAY RAPPER.

    Ok. Haters….ATTACK!!!!

    • El Tico Loco

      No hating my dude you might have a point, especially since he’s been collaborating with Wayne the grown ass man kissing rapper who signed Drake the also suspect hybrid performer (check monday’s bangers) heck everybody on “forever” is suspect.

      I mean em has A LOT of questionable material which I rather not play, but at the end of the day that whiteboy can spit. If you turn out to be right, he would just have to be put in the same folder with Luther Vandross meaning he’s talented but something’s not too “vagina-friendly” about him.

    • Federal Ranga

      So let me get this straight… you’re gay if you have a problem with women? Guess you’re not getting married.

      Just saying…

      Commission!!!

    • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

      Sha you might be right. But like y’all say w/Ross, what does it matter, so long as it’s good music?

      Yet, when is the last time you heard DMX’ catalog? Dude has many pause-worthy quotables.

      • render

        I fucks with eminem and I’ve actually thought this would be a possibility for a while…I see shit like the lines about playin ‘dick swords with the jonas brothers’ and that bruno mtv stunt and I get the feelin that he’s slowly opening up the possibility to come out as the gay rapper when he’s 45

        And straight up, I don’t have a problem with that…homie making the vandross comparison is on point

        And hell yea, DMX has a bunch of pause worthy lines…not hating but I wouldn’t be surprised if X got on some booty warrior shit in jail comin up

        • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

          render what’s up???

          My bro, who worked @ Bergdoff Goodman used tell me Luther & Freddie Jackson would be in there all the time looking like a true couple. One can listen to ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ by Luther and hear that he’s asking to be accepted for who he is.

          But more people probably made babies off of his music catalog than turning gay.

    • sb

      hmmmmmmmmm you may be right homie

  • kingequality

    Hell yeah he’s gonna sell more. Thats what being pop is about, your in this game to cross over and make money. Look how long that black eye peas cd been out and they still selling damn near 20k a week. Everybody want to keep it real and make hood music, but that don’t equate to any paper.

  • real talk

    man yall a bunch of haters and racist ass faggots who mad cuz eminem sells more than any rapper in history…..go suck a dick and get the hating off ya mind

  • Sha

    My bad ya’ll, I forgot that I’m personally a straight up clown, and genuine hater so essentially everything I say is completley bogus. My bad on that, just ignore my first comment.

    Ok. Haters….ATTACK!!!!

  • Justice

    Hey Sha (the real one)you have a good point. I never thought about all of that. What if Jay-Z did all of that stuff? Everyone would be calling him homo. What if Biggie or Nas or Pac had kissed Elton John?

    You on point with that one.

  • Nutz on Sale

    Daaaaaaaam. Niggas can fight about some shit, but Sha hit that shit on the head. Em MUST be gay!

  • DJ Tammy

    Sha you are a beast for that one. I never thought about that before. Co-sign. As a female I was always a little mad at Marshal for his continued bashing of females. But I never put stuff together like Sha just did. This is a 2020 conspiracy theory.

  • Q461

    first openly gay rapper is about to be Queen Latifah…

  • yo sha

    Dont forget that bruno bullshit, when i saw that buster shit i said pause, when found it was agreed with all parties i said Og pause. FOOL

  • Ea$t$ide

    Yall are funny/ Bun B’s album is the G-Code is for men from the hood. Smart music also. Eminem grew as a man which made him have a successful album. Those singles are on all the stations. Read between the lines. I understand your statement Sha. That gay track on the last album made me not buy this album, also that Bruno shit. He has good singles tho. Im rockin Trill OG.

  • M.O.B.’s food 4 thought

    If brothers did those imitations like eminem, and the pause situations, they would be constantly disrespected instead of honoured.

  • M.O.B.

    Good Muzik none the less. God gives

  • Anonymous

    GTFO its Eminem bein who he is an always has been a fuckin clown,When have we ever takin the dude serious, he rhymes crazy shit for you to be shocked or to laugh at, you obviously are reading to far into him and his lyrics and actions.Fuck on his first albumm he raps about havin aids too, so who cares… dont take him serious.

  • The mind of someone who agrees with anonymous

    Your right I enjoy my mind entertained rather than Strengthened. SMH

    • Anonymous

      I hope that wasnt a joke because I have never had my mind strengthend by music, just entertained.Since when is music supposed to be a vehicle for learning. I thought it was escapism.

  • The only shit I don’t dig about em

    Subliminal shit about the artists beats he raps over. Dispicable was ill though i doubt he disin banks. (y would he want that)

  • Even a hater cant front though

    Whatever he did is getting him that #1 spot.

  • (G STyle) but for your black emcees sake

    Don’t try to be em in terms of parodies on videos, it most likely will backfire.. Just keep that knowledge smooth for the young business men (Street and Corporate) Thats what Jay did. Cop that Bun B album

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  • HE-HATE-ME

    em sells cuz he is white? so that mean bubba sparx paul wall n asher roth sell 2…..o wait they dont.they dont even got ems #s combined cuz they aint got skills like that.fuck outta here with the “he sell cuz he white” shit.boy got skills period.lets see what kanye do with it tho.check n mate racist bitches!

  • BeerGangsta

    Fuck EM ugly Azz Honkey!! CD is Garbage!! Bun B is better. We need old school people to start buying CDS again. Drake will be Platium next week. Ross people not believiing all those lies. If you reach Gold.

  • yall dumb

    how the fuck u gonna support a whiteboy? they held us as slaves and now yall just cool with one of them rapping? yall niggas should be ashamed. it makes me sick to think some of yall could be black and think this devil is anything other than terrible

    • Anonymous

      naw u dumb

      some of the worst devils on this planet are black…keep thinking that bs u thinking, u aint goin far many whites helped slaves get free. pick up a book

      • Anonymous

        “some of the worst devils on this planet are black” FUCK U RACIST BITCH GET OFF THIS WEBSITE WHITE MOTHAFUCKA GO BACK TO DA KKK FAGGET

  • Anonymous

    ^^^^^^moron

    • Fartbox Shawty

      Nigga u gay as fuck.

  • Anonymous

    Why dont xxl start bootin these retarded ass posters.I cant believe some one actually gave birth to some of these people.Anything racist should be banned period point blank.ITS 2010 YOU FUCKIN RETARDS, GET WITH THE TIMES OR GET LEFT BEHIND.

    • Anonymous

      ya for real we need to get all these racist white mofuckas OUT

  • http://AOL B

    MUTCH RESPECT TO E YA DOING IT BIG KEEP IT UP AN WTF U MUTHAFUCKERS HAVE OBAMA AINT THAT SHIT ENUFF NO YALL NEED THE NUB ONE SPOT GET OVER IT! HES ILL AN HE CAN SPIT POINT BLANK HE SHUTS IT DOWN!!! BUT ENEY WAY WHAT U HATEING ASS MOTHFUCKERS SAY WONT CHANGE SHIT HES NUB 1 AN HOME BOI GOT $$$$$$ ALL DAY SO SUCK IT UP AN SHIT IT OUT!!!!!!

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