Eminem's 'Recovery' tops Billboard 200

Album marks rapper's sixth consecutive No. 1 debut

Looks like recovery is more profitable than relapse.

Rap king Eminem storms the Billboard 200 this week, moving 741,000 copies of "Recovery," according to Nielsen SoundScan. Fueled by the chart-topping single "Not Afraid," it's his sixth consecutive No. 1 debut and marks the biggest sales week of any album since AC/DC's "Black Ice" bowed with 784,000 in October 2008.

The set flew past first-week sales of Eminem's previous effort, "Relapse," which moved a comparatively paltry 608,000 13 months ago. The "Recovery" tally included 255,000 downloads, the second-biggest weekly digital haul behind Coldplay's "Viva la Vida," which racked up 288,000 in June 2008.

Last week's chart champ, Drake's "Thank Me Later," falls 65% to 157,000 sold, but that was more than enough to beat Miley Cyrus' latest. The teenager's "Can't Be Tamed" bows at No. 3 with 102,000; her previous full-length studio set, "Breakout," broke out with 371,000 in July 2008.

Two other discs bow in the top 10 this week: Ozzy Osbourne's "Scream" (No. 4, 81,000 units) and the Roots' "How I Got Over" (No. 6, 51,000).

Billboard analyst Keith Caulfield contributed to this report.
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