In its fifth week at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, Eminem’s unstoppable Recovery sold another 187,000 copies and fended off new albums from Rick Ross and Sheryl Crow. Even more painful—Jonas Brothers’ latest, the Jonas L.A. soundtrack, was beat on the chart by the 18th installment of the Kidz Bop series. See how the album roundup played out after the jump.
First off, Eminem retains the pole position on the Top 200 for a fifth week, while Rick Ross’ fourth album Teflon Don debuts at #2 with 176,000 copies sold. Sheryl Crow’s seventh album 100 Miles From Memphis opens at #3 with 55,000. (Crow’s debut album Tuesday Night Music Club also peaked at #3.)
That brings us to Kidz Bop 18, which—probably much to this guy’s chagrin—enters the chart at #5 on the strength of 43,000 units moved. The compilation of kiddie jams contains such cover versions as “Telephone,” “Whataya Want From Me,” “Nothin’ On You” and “Hey, Soul Sister.” (And—what up, mom and dad—the iTunes edition even has a watered-down rendition of Xtina’s sleazy pop tune “Not Myself Tonight.”)
The soundtrack to the second season of Jonas Brothers’ Disney Channel series proved to be no match for the set of child-friendly hits, though. Jonas L.A. squeaks into the Top 200 at #7, after selling just 32,000 out of the gate. That’s a far cry from the #1 debut of the JoBros previous LP Lines, Vines And Trying Times just over a year ago. OMJ, indeed.
The Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums:
1. Eminem, Recovery
2. Rick Ross, Teflon Don *new*
3. Sheryl Crow, 100 Miles From Memphis *new*
4. Drake, Thank Me Later
5. Kidz Bop Kids, Kidz Bop 18 *new*
6. Justin Bieber, My World 2.0
7. Jonas Brothers, Jonas L.A. *new*
8. Various Artists, Now That’s What I Call Music 34
9. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
10. Lady Gaga, The Fame