Eminem and The-Dream
7.8.2010 Uncategorized

Eminem Goes Platinum with ‘Recovery,’ The-Dream Debuts in Top 5

In a day and age when artists can barely go gold, Eminem’s latest album has already been certified platinum in two weeks.

Recovery, the rapper’s seventh studio LP, tops the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second straight week selling 313,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album’s sales total 1.1 million copies in the U.S. since its release two weeks ago.

Drake claims the runner-up position as his debut album Thank Me Later comfortably sits at No. 2 in its third week with 105,000 units sold, down 33% from the previous week.

The-Dream’s Love King opens at No. 4 with 58,000. Despite being the final album in his Love trilogy, it sold less in its first week than its predecessors, 2009’s Love vs. Money (No. 2, 151,000) and 2007’s Lovehate (No. 30, 59,000).

On the Digital Songs chart, Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie” holds strong at No. 1 for a second week with 280,000 downloads, while Kanye West’s new single “Power” debuts at No. 14 with 80,000.