Jay-Z, Kanye West Remain Atop the Charts, Eminem’s Recovery Reaches 4 Mil in Sales

For the second week in row, Jay-Z and Kanye West, collectively known as The Throne, sit comfortably at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.

According to the Nielsen SoundScan report, released today (August 24), the duo’s LP, Watch the Throne, sold 176,800 units over the last seven days, bringing the rap superstar’s total numbers to 612,900. And like the color of the CD’s cover art, the disc is know officially certified gold.

The next rap release on the charts comes from another duo; Eminem and Royce Da 5’9”. The Motor City MCs’ EP, Hell: The Sequel, landed at No. 13 this week, after collecting 19,500 more fans. In 10 weeks, Bad Meets Evil has a total sales figure of 463,000.

Rounding out the Top 40 is Ace Hood and Nicki Minaj. Hood’s Blood, Sweat & Tears fell to No. 34 and pushed out 10,700 more units this week, while Ms. Minaj moved up to No. 37 with an additional 9,900 units of Pink Friday flying off shelves. Overall AH has 36,500 in sales and the Young Money princess 1,543,400.

Eminem’s Recovery didn’t make it into the Top 40 this week, but it manage to reach 4 million in sales. The Detroit wordsmith’s sixth solo LP for Interscope Records, which was released in June of 2010, sold 8,800 units last week alone.

Check back with XXLMag.com next week to find out how Game’s The R.E.D. Album does on the Billboard 200. —Elan Mancini

  • mutada mullah atari

    Quadruple platinum is an amazing feat now abdays even for Em, that’s like diamond in 2001 “dollars” as they say, that’s got to be a huge validation for a man who nearly killed himself with drugs and who’s career was on a downward slope. I’m sure jimmy is bugging him weekly for the next album, and damn minaj is creeping up on double platinum, hate of love them cash money is going to have a phenomenal year with the carter 4, stakes new album etc.

  • BeerGangsta

    I know what the fans won’t to hear. I am a producer and a Dj. I will outsell any Honkey or wack mc out there. Banned wack rappers and producer and djs. Watch the throne shit is wack!! Em shit is wack!! Left that shit in the store!! Nikki shit is all the wack!! Sell pussy bitch!! Your music is for Honkeys lol!!

    • Los Angeles Angelz

      How many records have you sold? Where’s your iTunes link? Got an Amazon link? Maybe a eMusic Link or something?……we’ll wait…………….

  • http://detroitrap.com FRED

    LIKE I SAID WHILE BACK I NEW RECOVERY WOULD GO 4 MILL LMAO TOLD YALL SO HATERS CANT BELIEVE HATERS TALKIN BOUT EM WHEN EVERY RAPPER SAYS HES DA BEST LOL AND WANT TO RAP WIT HIM BUT GREAT FOR EM I BET IT WILL REACH 5MILL IN A YR THINK BOUT IT HE STILL SELLIN ALMOST 9 GRAND A WEEK AND BAD MEETS EVIL IS GOIN GOLD IN 2WEEKS AND ITS JUST AN EP 9 TRACKS LMAO AND THEY DIDNT PROMOTE IT LIKE LPS XMAS CAME SOONER THEN I THOUGHT LOL EMS NEXT ALBUM NEEDS TO BE CRAZYIER LOL D12 SLAUGHTER HOUSE COMIN AND DRE AND 50 AND MORE OF THERE CREW DROPPIN AND HOPE OBIE JUMPS BACK WITH SHADY

  • jbksdhf

    4 million in the US ONLY! overall, RECOVERY sold around 6 million WORLDWIDE

    • JugularKill

      Lets be honest.

      80% of people who buy Hip-Hop are white.

      White ppl who grew up as angry teenagers,
      hating their mum,
      taking drugs,
      hating the world,
      wanting to get respect from “cool” black people.

      You think they’re going to relate to Kanye West who abused raped and murdered sweet innocent Taylor Swift…(what a racist he is, such an innocent Beyach),
      Think they can see their self with Young Geezy (My president is black)?
      Or maybe Ice Cube???LOL no comment necessary
      .
      .
      Sorry to say but white people have a huge complex, many always feel like black people resent them (Obviously not true)..I’m not saying they won’t buy a Jay-Z album but many white ppl probably feel like he’s not from the same world.

      That’s the reality..same difference. I listen to death metal from Sweden. Those Swedish white ppl are dope & open minded…

      American death metal white ppl kind of come off like racist as if hip hop & blk ppl are their enemies.

      So yea I would probably relate to a black death metal band more than a white one..probably put my money on them before white ppl despite who’s better….so you see how Eminem is easily No1.

      Remember Elvis….You all forgot… Rock N Roll real name was “Nigger Music” No lie. They made Elvis Kind despite all the incredible black Rock n roll legends.

      4 Million sold is deeper than just “Eminem is a good rapper”

      • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

        Shut up faggot, thats an aweful lot of white people then huh, guess that leaves all black people buyin rock and roll then huh, your a fuckin idiot quit hatin its bad for ya health.Quit takin a statistic which is half true and strecthin the truth.

  • mob

    eminem has 2 diamond records and relapse is about to go diamond with around 980mil already sold. give it a few more years and i’m sure recovery will go diamond as well. i’m pretty sure that when em dies (which hopefully won’t be for a long time) all his albums will go diamond. besides him being a good rapper, the reason i think this will happen is because he has a song for every person in the world. white, black, yellow, red…it’s more than just color, it’s the emotional in each track he’s put out. i like most of his work, but i think there’s other artists that can keep up with him that don’t really get the credit they deserve for their work.

  • Pingback: Game’s The R.E.D. Album No. 1 on the Billboard | Shive Magazine | Media | News | Music | Independent Artists