HitsDailyDouble.com reports early numbers in from Wherehouse for this week’s album sales show Nelly’s new album ‘Nellyville’ on track to finish in the top slot, unseating ‘The Eminem Show’ which has topped the charts for five weeks. Truth Hurts is expected in the #3 spot, while Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs remix album is at #6, N.O.R.E. at #7, and DJ Quik at #10. Where’s Will Smith? They only predict a top 20 position for Smith, which would be a big disappointment given all the publicity he’s done.
‘The Eminem Show’ maintained its chart dominance for the fifth week selling 381,000 copies, easily enough to beat out Papa Roach’s Lovehatetragedy, which managed sales of 136,000, and Korn’s ‘Untouchables’, which cleared 132,000 units. Wyclef Jean’s ‘The Masquerade’ sold 81,000 for a number six debut. The string is likely to end though for Eminem this week with the highly anticipated release of ‘Nellyville’ with Nelly’s opening single ‘Hot In Herre’ topping the charts.
With Nelly’s latest single ‘Hot In Herre’ currently #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, he talked with Launch.com about his happiness with its success. “This single is just, like, moved up the charts faster than anything I ever, ever put my name on, you know,” he said. “The biggest hit I ever had, let me say that. That’s including that ‘Ride Wit Me’ joint. I can’t say enough, man. I’m just real happy that people are just receiving it so well.”
Well the album chart battle between ‘The Eminem Show’ and Korn’s ‘Untouchables’ wasn’t as close as reported by Hits Daily Double’s sales figures on the Nielsen SoundScan charts. Slim’s new album sold 530,000 copies in the week ended June 16, while Korn’s new offering sold only 434,000 copies.
This week’s album chart battle between Korn and Eminem looks like it will go down to the wire, with around half the sales figures in, Slim’s ‘The Eminem Show’ holds a slim 12,000 units sold lead over Korn’s ‘Untouchables’ – clearing 382,000 vs 370,189 units. The numbers should be finalized sometime Tuesday afternoon.
With just over two weeks of sales figures in, Eminem’s latest album ‘The Eminem Show’ has become 2002’s best selling album. This past week’s sales of 808,000 copies put the 15-day total at 2.4 million, enough to beat out runner-up ‘Drive’ by Alan Jackson, which has sold 2.1 million copies since its release in mid-February.
Hitsdailydouble.com reports early sales figures have Korn’s new album ‘Untouchables’ on pace to sell over 500,000 copies for the weak, which would likely put them in a close battle with Eminem’s new album ‘The Eminem Show’, which sold about 800,000 copies last week. Meanwhile, New Found Glory’s latest effort ‘Sticks and Stones’ is on track for sales in excess of 100,000 units.
Eminem slaughtered the competition for album sales again last week, clearing 764,620 copies of ‘The Eminem Show’, enough to beat ‘Totally Hits 2002’ who got 121,661. P. Diddy landed in third with 90,266 ‘We Invented The Remix’ units sold. Big Tymers landed at #12, Cam’ron at #14, and DJ Quik debuted at #23 with ‘Under Tha Influence.’
HitsDailyDouble.com has its final numbers for the week in and Eminem’s new album ‘The Eminem Show’ slaughtered the competition clearing 1,394,530 copies for the week, enough for the best week of the year for an album and about 13x more than the #2 man on the album charts, Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs.
HitsDailyDouble.com reports that with early sales figures still coming in, look for ‘The Eminem Show’ to clear 1.3 million albums in it’s 2nd week – the first full week of sales. Puffy’s ‘We Invented the Remix’ is far behind at #2, likely to sell around 100k.