Detroiters Eminem, Kid Rock hold charts

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Two Detroit-based bad boys, rapper Eminem and rap-rocker Kid Rock, hold down the top spots on the national music charts for the week ending June 4.

Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP” (Aftermath/Interscope) sold more than 793,000 copies and topped the chart for the second straight week, while Kid Rock’s “The History of Rock” (Lava/Atlantic) — a collection of pre-stardom recordings (some re-recorded) and ephemera — shifted more than 456,000 units and debuted at No. 2, bumping Britney Spears’ “Oops … I Did It Again” (Jive) into the show position on sales of more than 442,000 copies.

The week’s only other significant debut came from a various artists collection, “Totally Hits 2” (Elektra), which sold 76,000 copies and landed at No. 14.

Santana back inTop 10

Santana’s “Supernatural” (Arista) took the biggest sales gain of the week with a more than 10,000-unit increase, fueled by Fox TV’s May 31 telecast of an hourlong “A Supernatural Evening With Santana” special. The boost propelled Santana’s album back into the Top 10.

The other major sales increase of the week was posted by ‘N Sync’s “No Strings Attached” (Jive), which jumped more than 5,000 units to retain the No. 5 spot.

Aside from Sisqo’s “Unleash the Dragon” (Dragon/Def Soul) re-entry, the rest of the Top 10 — rock groups Matchbox 20’s “Mad Season” (Melisma/Lava/Atlantic), Creed’s “Human Clay” (Wind-up/Universal), and A Perfect Circle’s “Mer De Noms” (Virgin) and the hard-rocking, various artists’ “Mission: Impossible 2 (M:I-2)” soundtrack — remained unchanged.

Universal took home the largest share of the current album market, 29.9%, followed by BMG, 20.1%; Warners, 17.6%; Sony, 12.9%; and EMI, 6.3%

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