Eminem reclaims top spot on charts

Rapper's 'Recovery' sells 133,000 copies

Eminem’s “Recovery” reclaimed the No. 1 spot on the U.S. album chart last week, as four new releases popped into the top 10.

Despite a 13% drop, rapper’s Interscope album rebounded from No. 2 to the pinnacle in its eighth chart week with sales of 133,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures for the week ending Sunday. Album passed the 2.1 million-unit mark, and is the bestselling 2010 release after Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now.”

Last week’s No. 1 entry, Canadian indie rock act the Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs” (Merge), slipped to No. 2 with a 52,000-unit frame, showing a 66% decline.

The soundtrack for the Disney Channel movie “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” (Disney/Buena Vista) took top debutante honors, arriving at No. 3 with a 41,000-copy bow. Pic features Mouse House stars the Jonas Bros. and Demi Lovato.

Hard rock guitarist Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society roared in at No. 4 with the “Order of the Black,” out through E1 Entertainment. Collection entered with 33,000 moved out of the box.

Despite an 11% slide, Justin Bieber’s “My World 2.0” (Island) logged a two-slot gain up to No. 5, moving just 500 fewer units than the Black Label Society set.

“All About Tonight” (Warner Bros.), the latest six-track “six-pack” from country singer Blake Shelton, moved in at No. 6, a mere 300 units behind Bieber. Vocalist’s earlier six-song “Hillbilly Bone” debuted at No. 3 in March with a 71,000-unit week.

Miami rapper Rick Ross’ “Teflon Don” (Def Jam) fell two poles to No. 7 with 30,000 sold.

“Cooler Than Me” architect Mike Posner’s major league debut “31 Minutes to Takeoff” (J Records) landed at No. 8, spinning 29,000 sales its first week.

Wrapping the top 10 were Kidz Bop Kidz’s latest package of hit interpretations “Kidz Bop 18” (Razor & Tie), up two positions to No. 9 with a 4% gain and 27,000 sold, and hard rock act Avenged Sevenfold’s former No. 1 entry “Nightmare,” off seven slots to No. 10 with 27,000 moved (a 41% decline).Headbangers Iron Maiden, country singer Trace Adkins, and singer-songwriters Ray LaMontagne, John Mellencamp, Brian Wilson and David Gray all compete for the top of the chart next.

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