EMINEM JUSTIN FRONT!

The soundtrack to '8 Mile' withstands a strong challenge from the boyband star to stay on top of the Billboard chart...

The soundtrack to EMINEM‘s ‘8 MILE’ movie has clung on to top slot in this week’s US BILLBOARD CHART – holding off a strong challenge from JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’s debut solo effort ‘JUSTIFIED’.

Sales of ‘8 Mile’ slipped 28% to 508,000, but that total was still enough to fend off ‘Justified’, which sold 439,000 units and bows at Number Two.

But in the battle of solo efforts from boy band members, *N Sync star

Timberlake is the clear winner. Backstreet Boy

Nick Carter’s solo debut ‘Now Or Never’ plummets from Number 17 to Number 63 in its second week on the Billboard 200.

‘Justified’ is one of four Top Ten debuts on the Billboard 200, with a comfortable lead over the Number Three entry of U2‘s ‘The Best of 1990-2000/The B-Sides’. The limited two-disc set sold 185,000 units.

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‘s ‘Still Ghetto’ is a new entry at Number Eight, with sales of 111,000. The latest live effort from The Dave Matthews Band, ‘Live at Folsom Field’ soars to Number Nine on sales of 110,000.

Artists moving down includeChristina Aguilera, whose ‘Stripped’ falls two slots to Number Four, while Santana’s ‘Shaman’ dips one to Number Five.