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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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