May 27, 2009 17:11

Eminem breaks 2009 sales records with new album

'Relapse' debuts at top of US chart

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Eminem's new album, 'Relapse', has sold more copies in the US during its first week in stores than any album so far this year.

'Relapse' sold 608,000 copies during the past week, according to Nielsen SoundScan data. This is the rap star's fifth album to debut at the top of the US Billboard chart, and his first release since 2004's 'Encore'.

Eminem's album knocked Green Day's '21st Century Breakdown' to the Number Two position on the chart. The California band's new album sold 166,000 copies in the past week.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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