Best Eminem News Board On The Web Today.
Published on December 21, 2005 By shadystopchic In Entertainment
Eminem's Hits still chart topper

Slim Shady compilation beats out American Idol runner-up Bo Bice and Johnny Cash hits package.

The Eminem retrospective Curtain Call: The Hits began a second week at number one on the US pop charts Wednesday, while American Idol runner-up Bo Bice and country icon Johnny Cash were the only new entries in the top 10.

It's shaping up as another tough Christmas for music retailers. CD sales in the week ended December 18 were down 11 percent at 19.2 million units compared to the same week a year ago. They were up by 28.8 percent from last week at 19.2 million units.

Curtain Call: The Hits sold 323,700 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, taking its two-week haul to more than 765,000 copies.

Bice joined this year's Idol winner Carrie Underwood and inaugural champion Kelly Clarkson in the top 10, notching an impressive number four debut with The Real Thing, which sold 227,000 copies. Underwood's Some Hearts jumped three places to number two with 271,000 copies in its fifth week. Blender covergirl Clarkson's Breakaway was at number eight, also up three, with 180,000 copies in its 55th week.

As the Cash biopic Walk the Line nears $85 million at the North American box office, the hits package The Legend of Johnny Cash rose two places to number 10 with 154,000 copies in its eighth week.

In its seventh week on the chart, the Now 20 hits compilation rose one place to number three with 259,000 units. Country singer Kenny Chesney's The Road and the Radio was up one to number five with 217,500 copies, and Canadian rock band Nickelback's All the Right Reasons also rose one, to number six, with 192,000 copies.

Mariah Carey's The Emancipation of Mimi rose one to number seven with 191,000 copies, and the Black Eyed Peas' Monkey Business held at number nine with 157,600.

Ludacris and DTP's Disturbing Tha Peace debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200 and at number one on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums on sales of 151,000 copies. The crew's 2002 effort, Golden Grain, opened at number six on the big chart, with 95,000 copies.

Neosoul man Anthony Hamilton landed at number 19 on The Billboard 200 and number 4 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with Ain't Nobody Worryin', which moved 112,000 in his best sales week ever. This marks the proper follow-up to his debut release, Comin' From Where I'm From, which has sold 1.2 million units to date.

Meanwhile, reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee achieved his best sales week as Barrio Fino en Directo landed at number 24 on The Billboard 200 and number one on Top Latin Albums with 100,300 units. The CD/DVD is the artist's fourth album to reach both charts this year, following Barrio Fino, Ahora Le Toca Al Cangri! Live, and Los Homerun-Es.

The other notable debuts this week came from Disney's soundtrack to The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at number 43 and YoungBloodz's Ev'rybody Know Me (LaFace/Jive) at number 44.

Artical from

No one has commented on this article. Be the first!