Eminem's done it again. The Detroit lyricist's "Recovery" is set to debut at no.1 on the Billboard 200 chart after selling 741,000 units in its first week.
The CD easily beats Sade's "The Soldier of Love" as the year's biggest debut and marks Billboard's highest first week tally since AC/DC's "Black Ice" sold 784,000 back in 2008.
"Recovery" also topped "Relapse," Em's last release by well over 100,000 units. The set sold 608,000 copies last year. Drake's "Thank Me Later" dropped to no.2 with 157,000 CDs sold in its second week. Meanwhile, The Roots' "How I Got Over" ranks at no.6, having sold 51,000 LPs.