Eminem's 'Curtain Call' debuts atop album sales chart, Lil' Wayne 2nd
UPI News Service, 12/14/2005
Detroit rap superstar Eminem crashed onto the Billboard 200 albums chart Wednesday with his fourth consecutive No. 1, "Curtain Call: The Hits."
Lil' Wayne's "Tha Carter II" debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Korn racked up its seventh consecutive Top 10 album, debuting "See You on the Other Side" at No. 3.
In its sixth week on the chart, the "Now That's What I Call Music 20" fell from No. 1 to No. 4 and Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" clocked in at No. 5.
"The Road and the Radio" by Kenny Chesney fell to No. 6 while Nickelback's "All the Right Reasons" climbed to No. 7.
Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi" was No. 8, followed by The Black Eyed Peas' "Monkey Business" at No. 9 and Enya's "Amarantine" at No. 10.
Overall domestic CD sales rose 24 percent over last week, but remained 10 percent behind last year's figures for the same period. Total album sales for the year thus far are 12 percent behind 2004.
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