Eminem crushes Papa Roach on chart
Record buyers really do ”feel so empty” without Eminem — for the fifth week in a row, they snapped up enough copies of ”The Eminem Show” to keep the rapper at the top of Billboard’s album chart. Once again, Eminem, who sold about 381,000 copies, blocked a high-profile rock group from the No. 1 slot — this week, it was Papa Roach, whose ”Lovehatetragedy” debuted at No. 2, with about 136,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures cited in published reports. Last week, Korn suffered the same fate, and now their ”Untouchables” has slid to No. 3.
Former Fugee Wyclef Jean’s ”Masquerade” debuted at No. 6, while Canadian rockers Our Lady Peace scored the No. 9 slot with ”Gravity.” Mexican pop chanteuse Paulina Rubio landed at No. 11 with ”Border Girl,” while pop singer Anastacia hit #27. The team of Elvis Presley and Disney also had some good news, with the ”Lilo and Stitch” soundtrack vaulting up to No. 16 on the strength of the movie’s success.
The rest of the top 10 includes ”Totally Hits 2002” at No. 4, Avril Lavigne’s ”Let Go” at No. 5, Ashanti’s self-title debut at No. 7, P. Diddy’s ”We Invented the Remix” at No. 8, and Pink’s ”M!ssundaztood” at No. 10, jumping up from No. 15.