Eminem Remains on Top of Chart, Big Boi Debuts Top 3

Eminem and Big Boi

Rap rules the chart this week as Eminem, Drake, and Big Boi claim the top three spots.

Eminem’s latest album Recovery breezes into the No. 1 position, selling an additional 229,000 copies in its third week on the Billboard 200, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The last album to hold the top spot for three consecutive weeks was Sade’s Soldier of Love in March. Recovery has sold nearly 1.3 million copies to date in the U.S.

Drake reclaims the runner-up position as Thank Me Later lands at No. 2 for a third week, moving 74,000 units and nearing the 800,000 total sales mark.

Big Boi’s first album without André 3000, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, completes the trifecta of rappers by debuting at No. 3 with 62,000. The OutKast member’s solo debut was well-received by critics.

Another debut this week, Kelis’ dance album Flesh Tone, comes in at No. 48 with a paltry 8,000 copies.

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14 Comments

  1. theresa_keys

    OMG AT Kelis…… wow…thats bad

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  2. MB92

    Oh wow Kelis, im suprised but not too suprised. if it wasent for rap-up i wouldnt even have known she was back out. i have yet to hear her song on the radio, or even seen her video. I hope she gets things together

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  3. 100% Nikehead

    Damn Eminem is killin the game right now. 1.3 million in only 3 weeks. Incredible.

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  4. Tami

    Eminem is the KING of rap nobody does it like him. No matter what the question is that is the Answer! THE END!

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  5. ...

    big boi’s album is one of the best of the year. glad it did well.

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  6. ugh

    big boi should have been #1, kelis #2 and drake and eminem somewhere farther down the list.
    big boi’s album is great and he really shines in the solo project. Kelis made the mistake of releasing her album overseas and then in the US. it leaked before it even was released overseas so by now everyone who wanted the album has had it for over a month and has listened to it numerous times.

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    smile4Me Reply:

    @ugh, really big boi #1 noo way

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  7. lmao

    And while Kelis was talking bad about other artist in her interviews, she should have been promoting this album. But the album is trash anywayz…. so whatever

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  8. K.I.N.G.

    Cant wait for the T.I. takeover

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  9. Pinoy

    Eminem is the top notch. Even Drake or any other up and coming artist can fuck with that.

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  10. JhuntdaProdigy

    Eminem killing the whole game, #1 three weeks straight with 1.3 million copies!!! Drizzy creeping up to platinum status, he’ll prolly be there in the next week or so! Then Big Boi at number 3! Hip-hop killing the charts this week, and has been this month. Just Wait, Kanye & Tip are finna takeover. And also LMFAO as Kelis’ album debuting @ 48, major flop, I knew that’s what would happen, she wasn’t buzzing worth a sh*t! NASSIR!!!

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  11. Mike

    Kelis barely promoted her album, i’m not surprised. Besides, “Acapella” was an awful choice for the first single.

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  12. smile4Me

    i know im late on this but i like eminem but his singles wasn’t even all that great…there were better songs on the album he could of picked as singles like talking to myself,seduction.and even 25 to life.

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