Rick Ross fails to usurp Eminem on chart
Rapper's latest debuts at No. 2; 'Recovery' tops for fifth weekRick Ross found himself in an unfamiliar position Wednesday: looking up.
The Miami rapper's "Teflon Don" bows at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 as Eminem's "Recovery" scores a fifth consecutive week on top. All three of Ross' previous discs -- 2006's "Port of Miami," 2008's "Trilla" and last year's "Deeper Than Rap" -- debuted at No. 1.
Industry watchers had given Ross a good chance of usurping Eminem, but sales of "Recovery" edged "Teflon," 187,000-176,000, for the week ending July 25, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Elsewhere, Sheryl Crow returns with "100 Miles From Memphis," making her 8-for-8 in top 10 studio albums, including a 2003 hits package. The No. 3 bow, on 55,000 units scanned, breaks a streak of four consecutive No. 2 debuts for the singer. She still is seeking her first chart-topper.
Two other sets bow in the top 10: Kidz Bop Kids' "Kidz Bop 18" (No. 5, 43,000) and Jonas Brothers' soundtrack to the Disney Channel series "Jonas L.A." (No. 7, 32,000).
Billboard senior chart manager Keith Caulfield contributed to this report.