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Eminem & Royce Da 5’9″ Continue Lead on Charts, Pitbull Debuts

For the second week in a row Eminem and Royce Da 5’9” lead the rap pack on The Billboard 200 albums chart.

The Detroit lyricists’ who are also known as Bad Meets Evil, slipped five spots down to No. 6 in their second week on shelves. The duo’s EP, Hell: The Sequel, added 65,600 in sales this go-round, making their total sales now tip the scales at 170,900, according to the Nielsen SoundScan report.

One spot down at No. 7 is Latino flavored MC Pitbull. The Miami rep’s new album, Planet Pit, debuted on the charts with 54,900 in sales.

Nicki Minaj is the next rap star to show face on the charts, all the way down at No. 26. The Young Money princess’s first LP, Pink Friday, brought in 14,200 units this week, making her 31-week total stand at 1,446,400.

Eminem’s Recovery snuck his way back into the Top 40 this sales cycle. The multi-platinum disc pulled in 13,200 in sales over the last seven days, boosting its 53-week tally to 3,918,000.

Rounding out the Top 40 is Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers. Landing at the No. 36 seat, the 2010 XXL Freshman added 12,300 units to his overall sales, which now clock in at 471,100.

Stay tuned to next Wednesday as new releases by Big Sean, Curren$y, and a collaborative LP by Smif-n-Wessun and Pete Rock are sure to impact The Billboard 200. —Elan Mancini

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