Not even a boss could dethrone Eminem from the No. 1 spot. Rick Ross comes runner-up to Slim Shady on this week’s albums chart.
The Miami MC’s fourth studio album Teflon Don finishes second to Eminem’s Recovery on the Billboard 200. The rappers were neck and neck throughout the week, but Eminem surpassed Ross’ sales by 11,000 to remain No. 1 for a fifth straight week, selling 187,000 copies.
Teflon Don moves 176,000 units, becoming the first album from Ross not to arrive at No. 1. His last three studio efforts all debuted in the top spot. The well-received set bests last year’s Deeper Than Rap, which sold 158,000 copies, but couldn’t top the numbers for 2008’s Trilla (198,000).
The Bawse prematurely spoke about his sales on Twitter. “No.1 album in the country..#TEFLONDON!!!!” he wrote on Tuesday before final figures were in.
Elsewhere in the top 10, Drake’s Thank Me Later drops one spot to No. 4 (47,000), Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 falls one to No. 6 (39,000), and Lady Gaga’s The Fame moves up three positions to No. 10 (24,000).