The rapper sees off a strong challenge from Korn...

EMINEM reigns at the top of the US BILLBOARD album chart for a fourth consecutive week, having seen-off a powerful return from KORN.

‘The Eminem Show’ sold an additional 553,000 copies last week, bringing its sales total to a little shy of three million since its release.

While Korn‘s multi-million dollar comeback ‘Untouchables’ could not knock Eminem from his perch, it still managed to shift a hefty 434,000 copies, swelling the band’s previously impressive ten million US sales tally.

The only other new entry on the Top Ten came from rising skate-rockers New Found Glory. Their second album ‘Sticks and Stones’ debuted at Number Four with sales of 91,000 units.

Meltdown Festival curator David Bowie has his strongest sales performance for some time, shifting 55,000 copies of new album ‘Heathen’ and entering at Number 14. One place ahead of him, bolstered by the ongoing obsession with The Osbourne family, is ‘The Osbourne Family Album’, the soundtrack to their hit TV programme. The album, which shifted 57,000 copies, carries Kelly Osbourne’s oft talked about cover of Madonna‘s ‘Papa Don’t Preach’.