Eminem still No. 1 on The Billboard 200 album chart
Despite a slip in sales of 65.3%, Eminem's newest set "Relapse," from Shady/Aftermath, remains at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record is fifth when it comes to best-sellers this year, with 819,000 total sold. Taylor Swift's "Fearless" is first, with 1,173,000 -- that set climbs 11-9 this week with 33,000.
Eminem has historically held onto strong sales after his albums' releases -- this week's were surely fueled by his performance at the MTV Movie Awards (plus getting a crotch to the face from Bruno at the ceremony).
The week's biggest debut comes from Marilyn Manson's "The High End Of Low" at No. 4 with 49,000. While a No. 4 entry sounds pretty good, that sales sum is the smallest opening week frame since the band's 1999 concert album "The Last Tour On Earth."
Latin crew Wisin y Yandel's "La Revolucion" bows at No. 7 with 36,000. It's the biggest charting Spanish-language album since Mana's "Amar Es Combatir" started at No. 4 in September 2006. Their last set, "Wisin Vs. Yandel: Los Extraterrestres" debuted with 53,000 at No. 14.
Indie act Grizzly Bear makes its very first appearance on The Billboard 200 with "Veckatimest" at No. 8 with 33,000. Forty percent of its sales were through digital outlets.
Rascal Flatts' "Unstoppable" is up 12-10 with 27,000 (up 3%).
Sales for the year are down 14% compared to the same sales sum from last year.