NELLY UP!

And Eminem climbs back above Bruce Springsteen too...

NELLY and EMINEM have snuck back onto the top of the US BILLBOARD album chart, nudging [/a] down to Number Three.

‘Nellyville’ takes the Number One slot, with sales of 183,000, while 178,000 sales of ‘The Eminem Show’ pushes it to Number Two and takes its total sales in the US to over five million.

Both albums have remained in the Top Five for the last couple of months since their release. After Nelly took the top place fromEminem, both have seen Dave Matthews, Toby Keith and [a] hit the peak, then slide away. The Boss’s ‘The Rising’ slips to Three this week on sales of 166,000.

Veteran James Taylor is the highest new entry on the chart this week. ‘October Road’ has sold 153,000 copies to debut at Four.

With little other new activity this week, Avril Lavigne, Toby Keith, Linkin Park and a series of compilations make up the rest of the Top Ten.