Eminem Has Both The Top Album And Single In The Country
Today Rap Radar posted this image of Rihanna and Eminem on the set of the pair’s “Love The Way You Lie” music video. Not that these two even needed to shoot a video—the single has now bumped Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg’s “California Gurls” off the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart after the latter’s six-week reign. This comes on top of the news that Em’s Recovery retains the #1 position on the Top 200 Albums for a fourth week.
For those keeping track, “Love The Way You Lie” now marks Eminem’s fourth trip to the top of the Hot 100—after “Lose Yourself” (2002), “Crack A Bottle” (2009) and “Not Afraid” (2010)—and Rihanna’s seventh (her most recent stay was with “Rude Boy,” which spent five weeks at #1 this past spring).
“Love The Way You Lie” is also the fifth Hot 100 chart topper of 2010 to possess a “featuring” credit, following these:
1. “Break Your Heart” — Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris2. “Nothin’ On You” — B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars3. “OMG” — Usher feat. will.i.am4. “California Gurls” — Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
Additionally, Billboard reports that Eminem’s Recovery moved another 195,000 copies last week, easily outselling the slew of new LPs that were unleashed on the market.
Korn leads the week’s newbie pack in the Top 10 of the album chart. The band’s ninth studio album Korn III—Remember Who You Are enters at #2. Christian pop act Newsboys, who are perhaps only rivaled by Menudo with lineup changes, see their 14th album Born Again go in at #4. Next up is Sting (#6 with Symphonicities), Jerrod Neimann (#7 with Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury), Hellyeah (#8 with Stampede) and M.I.A. (#9 with Maya).
M.I.A.’s third album sold 28,000 copies out of the gate, though Billboard points out that previous offering Kala started with 29,000 copies when it debuted at #18.
The Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums:
1. Eminem, Recovery 2. Korn, Korn III—Remember Who You Are *new* 3. Drake, Thank Me Later 4.Newsboys, Born Again *new* 5. Justin Bieber, My World 2.0 6. Sting, Symphonicities *new* 7. Jerrod Neimann, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury *new* 8. Hellyeah, Stampede *new* 9. M.I.A., Maya *new* 10. Various Artists, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse