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Eminem Continues Charts Lead Over Nicki Minaj

For the second week in a row Eminem leads all rap acts on the Billboard Top 200 albums sales charts.

Recovery landed at the No. 7 spot on this week’s rundown, after 33,600 units were cleared off shelves. According to the Nielsen SoundScan report, released today (March 2), the Grammy award-winning disc has an overall tally of 3,667,500 in 36 weeks.

Ms. Minaj is two positions down at No. 9. Pink Friday picked up additional 32,900 in sales this go-round, bringing its total numbers to 1,159,500. Kanye West climbed up the charts from No. 36 to No. 19 this week. In this cycle My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy moved 15,700 units, making his total stats to 1,047,500.

Rounding out the Top 40 is Lil Wayne and T.I. I Am Not A Human Being slipped to No. 28 this week with 14,100 discs sold, while No Mercy rose to No. 33 with 12,900. Overall Weezy has a tally of 783,800, and Tip has 452,500.

Debuting this week on the charts is Joell Ortiz. The Slaughterhouse MC’s long delayed Free Agent LP on eOne, got the No. 173 seat with 3,800 in sales. Strong Arm Steady’s Arms & Hammers project failed to make it into the Top 200.

Stay tuned to next Wednesday to see Minaj can reclaim her spot on top of the charts.—Elan Mancini

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