News

Eminem scores big sales figures with new album

Eminem scores big sales figures with new album

CHART TOPER: Eminem has the second fastest selling album this year. Photo: Associated Press

Eminem has stormed back to the top of the U.S. album charts with “The Marshall Mathers LP 2.”

The album was expected to debut at number one with close to 750,000 first-week sales, but the final figure is closer to 800,000.

It hit the top spot with 792,000 copies sold, making the release the second biggest opener of the year, behind Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience,” which entered the Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 968,000 in March.

EXTRA: Eminem is first YouTube Music Awards Artist of the YearWhat we listen to: the week’s top downloads

“The Marshall Mathers LP 2″ is Eminem’s seventh number one album in the U.S.

The record also debuted at the top of the U.K. album charts on Sunday.

Recent Headlines

in National

Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

in Entertainment

Third ‘Night at the Museum’ marks final film for Williams, Rooney

nightatthemuseum

The credits for "Secret of the Tomb," which opens Friday, read "In loving memory of Mickey Rooney," and "For Robin Williams - the magic never ends."

in Local Sports

Seattle Seahawks sign Wright to 4-year extension

Fresh
seattle seahawks logo generic

Wright is leading Seattle with 96 tackles this season, already a career-high, has two sacks and forced three fumbles.

in Local Sports

Viva Las Vegas! WWU hoops double-header on KPUG

Fresh
WWU hoops

South Point Holiday Hoops Classic on KPUG: The Viking women play West Texas A&M at 1pm followed by the Viking men battling Tarleton State at 3:30pm.

in Entertainment

Chris Pratt thought ‘Guardians’ would be a box office flop

Guardians Of The Galaxy

The "Parks and Rec" star was very, very wrong.