Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Eminem Scores 2010’s Best Sales Debut With “Recovery”

Eminem’s new album Recovery will claim the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums charts selling 741,000 units according to Nielsen Soundscan. This number also signifies the largest sales week for a single album since October 2008, when AC/DC’s Black Ice debuted with 784,000 in its first week. Recovery is Em’s sixth straight No. 1 debut — and sixth overall chart-topper on the Billboard 200. Only exception marked his Slim Shady LP debut, which bowed and peaked at No. 2 in 1999. Among hip-hop acts with the most No. 1 albums, only Jay-Z has earned more, with 11.

The album striked also convincing numbers in digital sale, as downloads made up 255,000 of its first week. That’s the second-biggest digital week for an album in history. Only Coldplay’s Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends notched a larger frame, when it debuted with 288,000 downloads in the summer of 2008.

Eminem’s collaboration with Rihanna, “Love The Way You Lie” also left an impressive mark on the digital charts. Read the rest after the jump.

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