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Eminem's 'Recovery' Tops Chart for Fifth Week

Rick Ross' 'Telfon Don' debuts close behind at Number Two

July 28, 2010 3:49 PM ET

Early projections indicated Rick Ross' Teflon Don would end Eminem's four-week reign atop the Billboard 200, but Recovery remained Number One for a fifth straight week. Recovery moved another 187,000 copies, only a four percent decline from the week prior according to Nielsen SoundScan. Eminem also locked up the Number One on the Digital Songs chart for the fifth straight week with "Love the Way You Lie" featuring Rihanna. Ross settled for Number Two with 176,000 copies, marking the first time an album by the Miami rapper hasn't debuted at Number One. Teflon Don improves on the 158,000 copies Ross' Deeper than Rap debuted with in 2009, although that album topped Billboard 200.

Sheryl Crow scored her eighth Top 10 album with 100 Miles From Memphis , which debuted at Number Three with 55,000 copies. Drake's Thank Me Later and Kidz Bop 18 rounded out the Top Five. Only one more debut managed to crack the Top 10: the Jonas Brothers' Jonas L.A., the soundtrack to their Disney Channel series, which entered at Number Seven with 32,000 copies — a drastic decline from the 247,000 copies Lines, Vines and Trying Times sold in June 2009 when it debuted at Number One.

M.I.A.'s Maya also suffered a big drop in its second week on the Billboard 200, plummeting from Number Nine to Number 34 following a 61 percent sales drop and11,000 copies sold. Billboard 200 overall album sales were down 15 percent compared to the same week in 2009.

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