Eminem’s new album Recovery continues to hold the music industry’s breath as it has already been certified platinum in two weeks. The rapper’s seventh studio LP, tops the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second straight week selling 313,000 copies. The album’s sales total 1.1 million copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Also on the Digital Songs chart, Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie” is maintaining its reign 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.
Drake’s debut Thank Me Later claims spot No. 2 three weeks after its. The album sold 105,000 copies for a three-week total just shy of 709,000. And after “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” smashed box-office records last week, the soundtrack moves up seven spots to #3 (65,000, up 69 percent).
The-Dream’s Love King hit No. 4 with 58,000 units sold. This signifies a lower sale compared to the first two album if his Love-trilogy with 2009’s Love vs. Money151,000 units and 2007’s Lovehate with 59,000 units sold.