News: Eminem's "Recovery" To Surrender No. 1 Spot Next Week

Thursday, Aug 26, 2010 1:20PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery will reportedly lose its top spot on the sales chart next week to rocker Katy Perry.

Based on one-day reports, Perry's Teenage Dream will sell over 200,000 copies next week.

Coming on the heels of two straight smash singles, including "California Gurls" and the title track, Perry's sophomore Capitol Records album, Teenage Dream, finds her in the clouds, set to debut at #1 with a total of around 200k. And while the first-week sales are slightly below expectations, if the steady stream of hit singles keep coming, it could eventually approach a similar performer, Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D., which is up to 2.7m and still selling 12-15k a week more than a year after its release. And while Perry's chart-topping debut would suggest sex trumps a suicide attempt, Fantasia's J/RMG album Back to Me seemed to generate sales from media interest in her overdose, with first-week estimates of 120-130k, making her a solid #2. (Hits Daily Double)

This past week, Em continued his run atop the charts with over 100,000 sold copies.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery remained at No. 1 this week pushing out 116,400 units. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the rapper's latest solo album has sold 2,229,400 units to date after only nine weeks on the chart. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

Recently, Em discussed not worrying about record sales.

"I don't think I've actually stopped to think about it," Eminem said referencing being named artist of the decade. "I never thought that my life would amount to this. But to be able to sit back and digest it is so strange to me, because I still feel so regular. I don't understand what people think the big deal is about me. It's a very strange relationship that I have with fame...Honestly, as long as people enjoy the music, that means the most to me. I could sell 80 million records in the first week, and if my peers or fans of real hip-hop didn't like it, it really wouldn't mean anything." (Rap Radar)

Em's manager, Paul Rosenberg, recently said the rap star is preparing to rebuild Shady Records.

"I think he's really focused on the creative side. He's never been someone who's set out to have a bunch of different companies out there, sort of playing the system. He's just not that kind of guy." The one project Eminem and Rosenberg are focused on is the rebuilding of their label, Shady Records. "What we mean by that is finding great new artists," Rosenberg says. "That's one of the things he is passionate about." Eminem has cited underground all-stargroup Slaughterhouse as his first planned signing, and he says more artists are on the table but not ready to be announced. (Billboard)

Check out a recent Eminem interview down below:

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