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Eminem Kills Competition with Relapse Debut


With the debut of Relapse, has fallen back into old habits.

For the fifth time in his career, Slim Shady has seen his album debut at the top of the charts. Over the past week, the rapper sold 608,000 copies of his new CD. That figure marks the best one-week figure for the entire year. It’s also the largest total since ‘s release in October 2008. (That was when Black Ice recorded 784,000 purchased units.)

Last week’s chart topper, , fell to the #2 spot this week with 166,000 units sold. Kenny Chesney (89,000), Method Man and Redman (63,000) and comedian Dane Cook (61,000) rounded out the top five spots on Billboard’s 200.

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