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Drake Goes Platinum, Eminem Slides to No. 3 on the Charts

Just over two months since the release of his debut album, Thank Me Later, Drake finally earned his first platinum plaque today.

The Toronto native’s disc came in at No. 18 on this week’s Billboard Top 200, moving 20,200 units to give him a total of 1,013,700 to date. Drizzy was slightly edged by Rick Ross, whose Teflon Don sold 20,600, good for No. 17 on the charts. Overall Rozay has 352,600 copies under his belt.

Eminem was once again the leading rap act in the Top 200, as his latest release, Recovery, sold 98,500. Em has moved 2,327,800 units so far, and for the first time in his ten weeks on the charts, he did not land in one of the top two slots, instead coming in at No. 3 this time around.

The only other hip-hop act in the Top 40 was B.o.B., who landed at No. 39. The XXL Freshman alum’s major label debut, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, sold 10,000 this week, bringing him to a grand total of 377,300. —Adam Fleischer

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