Eminem & Royce Da 5’9″ Top the Charts With 170,900 in Sales

As expected, the Bad Meets Evil duo, comprised of Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″, scored the No. 1 spot on this week’s Billboard Top 200 albums chart with their EP, Hell: The Sequel.

Slim Shady and Nickle Nine’s collaboration moved 170, 900 units in their first week on the charts, according to the Nielsen SoundScan report.

Following the Motor City spitters is Tech N9Ne, who slipped from the No. 4 spot last week to land at No. 25 with his latest album, All 6s and 7s, selling 18,000 copies in it’s second week. Overall Techzilla has 73,900 in sales.

With 12 weeks on the charts, Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa’s Atlantic Records debut Rolling Papers was officially certified gold by the RIAA this week. What’s more, the LP picked up 13,900 more in stats, making it’s to-date sales equal 458,800. Also holding strong, in its 30th week on the chart, is Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday. The disc came in at No. 36 adding 12,700 in sales to the Harajuku Barbie’s total stats, which stand at 1,432, 200.

Next week look for Em and Royce to maintain their top spot on the charts. —Nicole LoPresti

  • http://www.NoviNovak.com NoviNovak

    Damn and to think my EP released the same day and only sold over 1000 copies.. But I’m independent haha I’ll get there. 170k.. Damn

    • noviSuxBalls

      novi novak sucks balls the wack ass fag.

      • Doncannon

        Novi Novak iz lyrically better than Shady and Royce hands down. Metaphors and word play are way more complex than multi rhyming. Anyone with a rhyming dictionary can do that. I dont think there is a song out that lyrically out does Novi Novaks black and yellow remix

  • BeerGangsta

    Fuck all these wack Fuckers!! Where is the Old School Rappers!! New school shitty!!!!

  • Saigon

    Most of people copped this album because of Eminem…. That’s funny, cause Royce is lyrically better than Shady. Anyway, album is great. If it wasn’t for that track with faggot Bruno Mars, it would be perfect album.

    • NYC:NIGGA

      Why is that funny? EM has built a fucking large ass fan base over the past ten years with great albums,dope lyrical content and sick flows.He is fucking great.And together with Royce,he is just sick.

    • http://xxl badmeetsevil

      cant say royce is lyrically better than em , he is clever but depending on what you like to hear i guess. both are sick though.

  • RapMusic25

    170 000 sold?? Damn thats good.But Hell The Sequel EP is fucking great though.Im banging that shit every day.The best album so far in 2011.EM and Royce going back and forth like they do on it..holy shit its crazy

  • SickNstrange

    Here’s the thing, Bad meet Evil was actually Super dope, Tech Album was and is a by far more diverse album…I would Have liked Bad Meets Evil alot more if there wasn’t that Bruno mars son, and I wasn’t really alll that diggin “a Kiss” Royce is a beast from his solo work to the Slaughtyerhouse, and even on bad meets evil I mean if you want more proof of it check out Gunz Harmonizing from street hop!!, Hell Royce did a track with Tech for his all 6′s and 7′s that was marked as a bonus song u only got bvia itunes..Royce has far been denied alot of spotlight the same way Tech was…up untill the mention of Lil wayne back Tech most “Rap fans” were still over lookin, or spitting on the name Tech N9ne…now everyones tryyn to ride his dick, the same goes for Royce alot of ppl over looked and spit on his name but once they see hhim and Shady together…man I wish people knew what loytalty was in hip hop, and not jus trying ot ride on fads..Lil wayne isnt the best rapper, by any means but he’s creative, and always workin so he has grind mentality thats respectful…but so many of today’s biggest “rap names” Don’t REALLY tour, don’t really sell merch, and don’t really give two shits or a fuck about the fans, all they see are numbers, and how much they spend versus how much they actually make….REAL TALK

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    The more I listen to the album the more I have grown to appreciate it. I felt a little let down by it at first when I previewed it, then I went out and bought it after giving it a good listen, but now I love the hell out of the album.
    That song kiss fuckin bangs so does livin proof, and echo and take from me. I didnt care for the lighters song either with bruno mars but the meaning and lyrics of the song helps me give it a pass.

    I just dont care for the dude singing on it. But it did grow on me.

    The reunion is the only song I dont care for that much, but again the Lyrics carry it, I could have done with out Em signing the hook though. Overall the rating it got by xxl was fair I agree on the XL rating, great but not a classic.

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    Oh and your fuckin retarded if you think Royce is better than Em. They are on about the same level. Im glad he finally got his dues though even though its been a long time comin. If everything had worked out the way it was supposed to in the beginning, Royce would have been on the roster years ago. But shit got fucked up.

  • http://detroitrap.com FRED

    AND THIS WAS ONLY AN EP HALF TRACKS OF MOST FULL ALBUMS AND STILL SOLD THAT MANY I BOUGHT IT ITS DEF A HOT CD SOUNDS GOOD IN DA RIDE I WANT TO GET THE DELUXE THAT HAS 2 MORE TRACKS BUT I THINK THEY SHOULD OF THREW IN WRITERS BLOCK TOO ON THE DELUXE