Eminem’s Five-Week ‘Recovery’ Reign Ends As Avenged Sevenfold Top The Chart

Robbie Daw | August 4, 2010 10:36 am

Avenged Sevenfold can claim bragging rights for being the ones to end MTV VMA nominee Eminem’s reign on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The California rockers’ album Nightmare sold 163,000 copies out of the gate—enough to bump Em’s Recovery (159,000), which enjoyed a five-week stay at #1, down to #2. No other new albums debut in the Top 10 this week, but you can see how the rest of the upper tier shuffled around a bit after the jump.

The Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums:

1. Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare *new* 2. Eminem, Recovery 3. Rick Ross, Teflon Don 4. Justin Bieber, My World 2.0 5. Drake, Thank Me Later 6. Kidz Bop Kids, Kidz Bop 18 7. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now 8. Sheryl Crow, 100 Miles From Memphis 9. Lady Gaga, The Fame 10. Various Artists, Now That’s What I Call Music 34