The rapper's new LP 'The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse' knocks the '8 Mile' soundtrack off the summit...

JAY-Z has scored his fifth American chart-topper with new album ‘THE BLUEPRINT 2: THE GIFT & THE CURSE’.

The album sold 545,000 copies in the US in it’s first week of release, , and knocks the Eminem-heavy soundtrack to ‘8 Mile’ down to Number Two on the chart.

Missy Elliott‘s

‘Under Construction’ goes in at Number Three with sales of 259,000 copies.

Pearl Jam

sold 166,000 copies of new album ‘Riot Act’ to go in at Number Five, while ‘3D’, [a][/a]’s first album since the death of Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, sold 143,000 copies to land at Number Six .