The Numbers Game: Eminem Is #1

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the amount of records Eminem‘s Recovery sold in it’s first week. 741,413. Impressive by itself but then you add on that the album was leaked weeks before it’s release, it’s even more impressive. While I don’t think we’ll ever see a rapper sell a million copies in the first week ever again, with the music business being what it these days this is probably the closet you’re gonna get. “What Em did was silly” – Jay-Z [Read SBK’s review of Eminem – Recovery]

I really wanted The Roots‘ new album How I Got Over to do well being that it’s probably my favorite of the year (So far). 50,ooo and the #6 isn’t bad but some of y’all could have grabbed a copy of that album while you were in the store to buy Eminem’s. [Read Saule Wright’s review of The Roots – How I Got Over]

Hopefully one day, nappyafro will actually review an album by Z-Ro (“Mo City Don” is my shit). His new album Heroin sells 4,000 copies and lands at #131.

Who knew Keith Sweat or Macy Gray was releasing albums this week?

And now the numbers…

#1 Eminem/Recovery (Last Week: NA) – 741,413; Total: NA (Platinum) [Debut]
#2 Drake/Thank Me Later (Last Week: #1) – 156,700; Total: 604,000 (Gold) [2 Weeks]
#6 The Roots/How I Got Over (Last Week: NA) – 50,961; Total: NA [Debut]
#13 Keith Sweat/Ridin’ Solo (Last Week: NA) – 24,900; Total: NA [Debut]
#14 Usher/Raymond v. Raymond (Last Week: #13) – 24,000; Total: 874,500 (Gold) [13 Weeks]
#20 B.o.B/B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray (Last Week: #17) – 19,000; Total: 268,000 [9 Weeks]
#23 The Black Eyed Peas/The E.N.D. (Last Week: #19) – 16,300; Total: 2,625,300 (2X Platinum) [55 Weeks]
#35 Alicia Keys/The Element Of Freedom (Last Week: #36) – 11,400; Total: 1,340,700 (Platinum) [28 Weeks]
#37 Macy Gray/Sellout (Last Week: NA) – 11,500; Total: NA [Debut]
#40 Plies/Goon Affiliated (Last Week: #18) – 10,000; Total: 86,500 [3 Weeks]
#43 Nas & Damian Marley/Distant Relatives (Last Week: #38) – 8,900; Total: 133,500 [6 Weeks]
#46 Ludacris/Battle Of The Sexes (Last Week: #40) – 8,400; Total: 470,700 [16 Weeks]
#47 Eminem/Relapse (Last Week: #49) – 8,700; Total: 1,986,400 (Platinum) [58 Weeks]
#131 Z-Ro/Heroin (Last Week: NA) – 4,061; Total: NA [Debut]