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Eminem & Royce Da 5’9″ Hold Onto Top Charts Spot

With no new rap releases this week, Bad Meets Evil, the duo consisting of Eminem and Royce Da 5’9, has managed to hold on to the top spot as the highest selling hip-hop album over the last seven days on the Billboard Top 200 album charts.

In its eighth-week on the charts, Bad Meets Evil’s Hell: The Sequel EP landed at No. 14, selling about 24,200 records, according to the Nielsen SoundScan report, released today (August 10). The group’s total now stands at 420,200 copies.

The next closest hip-hop record on the charts belongs to DJ Khaled. In its third week, the Miami rep’s new disc, We The Best Forever,, fell 16 spots to No. 31, with 13,600 copies flying off store-shelves. Overall fans have picked up 87,300 CDs so far.

Right below Khaled is label mate Nicki Minaj, whose album, Pink Friday, sold 12,600 units this go-round. After 37-weeks, the Young Money first lady has sold 1,522,800 copies.

Pitbull’s Planet Pit is the last hip-hop album in the Top 40, selling 12,400 copies. The crossover sensation has sold 155,400 albums after seven-weeks on the charts.

Remember to check back next week to see how Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne, Royce da 5’9’’s Success is Certain, Ace Hood’s Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame’s album Ferrari Boyz fare on the charts. —Martin Spasov

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