It’s a third week at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 for Eminem’s Recovery. The publication notes that this marks the first album to spend three consecutive weeks on top of the chart since Sade’s Soldier Of Love did so in March, and the first to sell over 200,000 in each of its first three weeks since Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now back in January and February. (This week Em moved 229,000 copies of his seventh album.) Head below to see how Big Boi, Enrique Iglesias and Kylie Minogue fared with their new releases.
With Miley Cyrus’ Can’t Be Tamed now bumped out of the Top 10 after a mere two weeks and 3OH!3′s Streets Of Gold dropping out after only one, room was made for two new debuts. first up is OutKast member Big Boi, who sold 62,000 copies of his first solo outing Sir Lucious Left Foot. The LP shutterbuggs into the Top 10 at #3.
Bringing up the rear is Jersey Shore fan Enrique Iglesias, whose ninth studio album Euphoria pops in at #10 with first-week sales of 27,000. Guess we can’t knock the tie-in of his current single “I Like It” with the MTV series too much, though, as it’s become his biggest hit in nearly a decade.
Heading outside the Top 10, newly-engaged Celebrity Apprentice winner Bret Michaels checks in at #14 with his third solo album Custom Built. It’s his highest-charting album since Poison’s Flesh And Blood hit #2 in 1990. (And yes—that was the album with “Unskinny Bop”!)
That finally brings us to Kylie Minogue, who can celebrate the fact that Aphrodite is her second album to crack the Top 40 here in the States. She dances her way into the Top 200 this week at #19. Only her 2002 album Fever had a higher entry, at #3.
On Sunday, Aphrodite toppled Eminem’s Recovery to became Kylie’s fifth LP to hit #1 on the UK album chart.
The Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums:
1. Eminem, Recovery
2. Drake, Thank Me Later
3. Big Boi, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty *new*
4. Various Artists, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
5. Justin Bieber, My World 2.0
6. Various Artists, NOW That’s What I Call Music 34
7. Jack Johnson, To The Sea
8. Lady Gaga, The Fame
9. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
10. Enrique Iglesias, Euphoria *new*