Eminem's Relapse Tops Charts

New album pushes Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown to no. 2
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 27, 2009 1:19 PM CDT
Eminem performs in Detroit earlier this month.   (AP Photo/Gary Malerba, file)
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(Newser) – Eminem's new album Relapse has sold more copies in its first week of release than any other album this year. The Detroit rapper's first album in nearly five years sold 608,000 copies and is his fifth straight No. 1 album. His last disc, 2004's Encore, sold 711,000 in its first four days and went on to sell 5.1 million copies.
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