By EW Staff
June 14, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

MATHERS’ DAY

Calling Marshall Mathers to the witness stand. In the case of Music Industry v. Teen Downloaders, blockbuster figures for The Eminem Show seem to provide ammunition for the side arguing that prerelease leaks don’t necessarily lead to a sales hemorrhage. After selling 284,500 in just two days of early sales (see Hear & Now, page 96), Show moved a whopping 1.3 million units in its first full seven-day frame–more than 10 times the 117,000 rung up by runner-up P. Diddy. But all those rambunctious Eminem fans may have frightened other shoppers away; sales were down for most of the holdovers on the chart. Will the real Slim Shady please share the wealth?

POP ALBUMS

LAST WEEKS WEEK ON CHART

1 1 EMINEM The Eminem Show, Aftermath/Interscope 2 2 2 P. DIDDY & BAD BOY RECORDS PRESENT… We Invented the Remix, Bad Boy 3 3 5 ASHANTI Ashanti, Murder Inc./Def Jam 9 4 4 CAM’RON Come Home With Me, Universal 3 5 6 CELINE DION A New Day Has Come, Epic 10 6 3 MARC ANTHONY Mended, Columbia 2 7 11 SHERYL CROW C’mon, C’mon, A&M 7 8 9 KENNY CHESNEY No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, BNA 6 9 8 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW That’s What I Call Music! 9, Universal 11 10 7 MUSIQ Juslisen (Just Listen), Def Jam 4 11 14 VARIOUS ARTISTS Spider-Man soundtrack, Sony Soundtrax 5 12 15 BIG TYMERS Hood Rich, Cash Money/Universal 5 13 19 SHAKIRA Laundry Service, Epic 29 14 13 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW Presents: Off Tha Hook, Columbia 2 15 10 MOBY 18, V2 3

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