Eminem Reigns Supreme on Billboard 200 Album Chart

     Rapper Eminem spends a seventh non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart with Recovery, giving him the longest stay at the top for a male artists since Usher in 2004.  In addition, Recovery has the longest stay at No. 1 for an album since Taylor Swift's Fearless spent 11 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 in 2008 and 2009.

     Recovery is 2010's biggest selling album so far, shifting over 2 million copies in the past two months.  17 Track's heralded the album as "an Eminem album for people who don't buy Eminem albums," and that it has turned out to be.  The pop crossover success of lead single "Not Afraid" has been overshadowed by the Rihanna collaboration "Love The Way You Lie" which sits atop the Hot 100 for a sixth week.  People who usually only quote Ke$ha lyrics on their Facebook profiles are quoting an Eminem song (sure, they might be quoting the Rihanna part, but it's still an Eminem song).

     Chart watchers are predicting Eminem will relinquish the top spot next week as Katy Perry's Teenage Dream is expected to debut at No. 1.


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