Eminem Knocked out of the Top 5

For the first time since debuting on The Billboard 200 albums chart 14 weeks ago, Eminem’s Recovery LP didn’t land in the Top 5. According to the Nielsen SoundScan report, released today (September 29) , Shady’s latest disc just missed the coveted spot, falling from No. 3 to No. 6.

Although slipping a couple spots down the charts, Em was still able to add an impressive amount of numbers to his total tally, with 65,800 fans purchasing his disc over the last seven days. To-date, Mr. Marshall Mathers has 2,656,200 in sales under his belt.

The Roots collabortative CD with John Legend, Wake Up!, debuted two slots down at No. 7. The politically themed project moved 62,800 in its first go-around.

Thirteen seats down at No. 20 is Young Money star Drake. The T-Dot native pushed 15,100 copies of Thank Me Later this sales cycle, making his total equal 1,086,000, after 15 weeks.

Rounding out the Top 40 is Rick Ross at No. 33. The Miami Boss’s new disc, Teflon Don, picked up 10,500 additional units, bringing his 10-week stats to 405,900.

Failing to make it onto the Top 200 this week was Ski Beatz’s much anticipated compilation 24 Hour Karate School. Just missing the cut off, the North Carolina producer manahed to sell about 1,900 units in week one.

Next week look for new releases from Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Ice Cube to land on the charts. —Elan Mancini

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  • BeerGangsta

    The way EM got knock out top 5. Nick will knock his ugly azz harder lol!! Ross its going to be another month before you go Gold. Drake won’t sell 2 Million Records!! Roots and John on sold 62 Thousand.

    • jburg

      Don’t hold your breath on Ross going gold. 100k more? I doubt he sells that in a month. Hell i’d be surprised if he did by the end of the year!!

      • sb

        and i doubt he’ll do that…he may have a boost for the holiday season but i still doubt he’ll reach gold by years end.

    • sb

      man the way they play drake in new york you would think he would have greater numbers..He has 3-4 songs in rotation

      • swype-matic

        Same thing in houston, nothin but Young money central.

  • a;lkdjf

    i dont give a f**k how long its been, eminem is still from the streets of detroit. nick cannon is a joke and the last thing he’ll do is knock out eminem

  • http://www.emcdl.com EmCDL

    Damn man I didn’t even know that John Legend/Roots album was already out, need to cop that.

    Folks sleeping on them Black Milk and Skibeatz albums, straight crack! (Well, aside from that one track on Skibeatz album with Jim Jones, the rest of the album is fire).

  • sb

    it looks like em is going 3x plat soon…Maybe before october is over

  • ra