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Katy Perry beats out Eminem for No. 1 spot on Billboard hot 100 chart

katy-perryImage Credit: Emma SummertonAfter seven weeks at No. 1  week, Eminem and his Rihanna-featuring “Love the Way You Lie” is no longer No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. That title now goes to Katy Perry‘s “Teenage Dream,” while “Lie” falls back to No. 2 this week.

Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” continues to blow up at No. 3, while Bruno Mars’ love cut “Just the Way You Are” jumps up two slots to No. 4. Enrique Iglesias’ “I Like It” comes in after at No. 5, pushing Usher‘s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” to No. 6.

After nearly falling out of the top 10 last week, Taylor Swift‘s “Mine” creeps back up two places to No. 7. Ke$ha also moves away from the edge of top-10 elimination as her “Take It Off” climbs two spaces to No. 8.

“Just a Dream” by rapper Nelly leaps up four places to No. 9, and the same artist who tops the chart’s top 10 closes it as well: Katy Perry’s summer anthem “California Gurls” rounds out the top 10 this week at No. 10.

Are you happy Perry hit No.1 again? Tired of Em’s single yet? Let us know.

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Disturbed wins top spot on Billboard 200 chart

DisturbedImage Credit: Travis ShinnRock band Disturbed has the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Asylum debuts on top with 179,000 copies sold. Next is the Now 35 compilation, at No. 2 with 105,000 units bought. Eminem’s Recovery maintains its spot at No. 3 with 93,000. Last week’s No. 1, Katy Perry‘s Teenage Dream, slips to No. 4 with 88,000.

Fantasia’s Back To Me falls three slots to No. 5 in its sophomore showing with 40,000 units sold. Lyfe Jennings’ I Still Believe debuts at No. 6 with 36,000 albums purchased. The Goo Goo Dolls’ first album in four years, Something For the Rest Of Us, enters at No. 7, selling 34,000 copies.

Justin Bieber‘s My World 2.0 drops a slot to No. 8, selling 31,000 copies. Camp Rock 2: the Final Jam moves up four places to No. 9 with 28,000 copies sold. Rounding out the top 10 is rock band Heart, whose Red Velvet Car opens at No. 10 with 27,000 albums bought.

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Eminem and Jay-Z rock Detroit with help from Dr. Dre, Drake, and so many more

eminem-jay-zImage Credit: Kevin Mazur/EM/WireImage.comEminem and Jay-Z sharing a stage is an event in and of itself. But that wasn’t all the two rap titans had in store for the first night of their “Home and Home” mini-tour at Detroit’s Comerica Park last night. Oh no. In the course of their two sets, Em and Jay brought out friends including Dr. Dre, Drake, 50 Cent, B.o.B, Young Jeezy — practically half of the hip-hop galaxy.

By all accounts, it was a night to remember. Check out clips of Dr. Dre’s guest appearance, plus Eminem and Jay-Z doing their classic 2001 collab “Renegade,” after the jump (clips via Rap Radar; lots of NSFW language).

Were you at Comerica Park last night? Planning to see Eminem and Jay-Z’s second show there tonight, or one of their Yankee Stadium dates in NYC on Sept. 13 and 14? Let us know in the comments. READ FULL STORY

Eminem continues reign over Billboard Hot 100 chart

EminemImage Credit: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.comEminem may not rule the album chart anymore, but he still has a firm grip on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.  For a seventh week, his Rihanna-featuring “Love the Way You Lie” is No. 1 on the board.

Katy Perry‘s “Teenage Dream” creeps up one place to No. 2. Perry’s “California Gurls,” featuring Snoop Dogg, also moves up a spot, to No. 7. Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” slides back a place to No. 3. “I Like It” by Enrique Iglesias and “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” by Usher, both featuring Pitbull, hold steady at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Bruno Mars moves up three spots to No. 6 with his ballad “Just the Way You Are.” While Mike Posner’s “Cooler Than Me” drops a spot to No.8, Taylor Swift‘s “Mine” returns to the top 10, jumping up five spots to No. 9. Rounding out the top 10, Ke$ha’s “Take It Off” leaps six places to No. 10.

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Katy Perry debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 albums chart

Teenage-DreamImage Credit: Ari MichelsonThough she did not earn the numbers we expected, Katy Perry comes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Her Teenage Dream set sold 192,000 copies in its debut frame. It’s still her best ever sales week, though. Her last album, 2008’s One of the Boys of “I Kissed a Girl” fame, debuted and peaked at No. 9 with 47,000 albums sold.

American Idol alum Fantasia debuts at No. 2 with Back To Me, selling 117,000 copies. Eminem‘s Recovery falls two spots to No. 3, moving 98,000 units. And Usher’s companion to this year’s Raymond V Raymond, Versus, premieres at No. 4 with 46,000 copies sold.

Little Big Town’s The Reason Why debuts at No. 5 with 42,000 albums sold. While selling 30,000 copies, Kem’s Intimacy drops from last week’s No. 2 to No. 6. Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 lifts one place to No. 7, selling 29,000 units.

Country group Randy Rogers Band’s Burning the Day enters at No. 8, boasting 29,000 albums sold. Ray LaMontagne’s God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise drops six spots to No. 9, selling 28,000 copies. Rounding out the top 10 is the Devil Wears Prada’s five-song concept EP, Zombie, at No. 10 with 25,000 copies sold.

Did you buy Katy Perry’s album? Happy Fantasia came in at No. 2? Let us know.

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Eminem's 'Recovery': How did this album get so huge?

EminemImage Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.comTake a moment to consider the genius of the plan that took Eminem’s Recovery to its seventh week atop the Billboard 200 albums chart yesterday. He’s had an incredible summer, leaving his No. 1 perch only twice, when Arcade Fire and Avenged Sevenfold each eked out a slim 4,000-unit win. That kind of chart run doesn’t just happen by accident these days — especially not for a rapper who’s pushing 40 and was presumed permanently retired as recently as two years ago. So what’s Eminem’s secret?

Recovery‘s long-lasting success is the result of a carefully calibrated marketing strategy. In the months leading up to its release, Eminem’s team essentially tore up their own decade-old playbook. Forget the celebrity-baiting stunt singles or fire-breathing interviews the old Slim Shady would have led with. Instead, they opened in April with a simple announcement that his next project would be titled Recovery instead of Relapse 2. This seemingly minor change hinted at his intentions for the new album. Whether or not you already contributed to Relapse‘s enormous 2009 sales, you needed to hear this one. He was done backsliding into musical habits that might or might not connect with 2010’s buying public. Eminem was ready to start fresh. READ FULL STORY

Eminem leads Billboard Hot 100 chart again; Lil Wayne debuts big

lil-wayne-eminemImage Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesEminem and Rihanna’s “Love The Way You Lie” leads the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for its sixth week,  leaving Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” waiting in the wings at No. 2 for its third straight week. Katy Perry‘s “Teenage Dream” rises two spots from No. 5 to No. 3. Her former No.1, “California Gurls,” drops five spots to No. 8.

Enrique Iglesias’ “I Like It,” with Pitbull, holds its place at No. 4. Usher‘s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” moves up two spots to No. 5. Lil Wayne‘s “Right Above It,” featuring Drake, debuts at No. 6. It’s the incarcerated rhymer’s first major hit since entering Rikers Island last spring. Mike Posner’s “Cooler Than Me” slips a rung to No.7.

After producing and featuring on two of the summer’s biggest records, B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You” and Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire,” Bruno Mars lands his first hit record of his own. “Just The Way You Are” leaps seven places up to No. 9. B.o.B rounds out the top 10 as his “Magic” moves up a spot to No. 10.

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The Key of Awesome parodies Eminem and Rihanna's 'Love the Way You Lie' grade-school style: Watch here

Oh, those crazy Key of Awesome kids! The folks who brought you that “Telephone” parody and that other Ke$ha/Bieber/Gaga parody and a bunch of other such YouTube shenanigans have now turned their sights on Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie.”

In their hands, the somber domestic-violence lesson becomes a cutesy story about two elementary schoolers. “You stole my heart and you stole my bike,” sings a Rihanna impersonator, “But that’s all right, because I love the way you like.” See what they did there?

Click through to the jump to see the Key of Awesome’s “Love the Way You Lie” parody video. Funny? Lame? You tell us. READ FULL STORY

Eminem tops the Billboard 200 album sales chart yet again

eminemImage Credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty ImagesEminem‘s chart reign goes on. After a brief interruption two weeks ago courtesy of Arcade Fire, he promptly returned last week to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album sales chart, and that’s where he’s staying this week after selling another 116,000 copies of Recovery, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is Shady’s seventh nonconsecutive week at No. 1 with Recovery — more than anyone has racked up since Taylor Swift’s Fearless in 2008 and 2009, and more than any rap album since OutKast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2003 and 2004. Will Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream knock Eminem back down to No. 2 next week? Stay tuned.

Soul singer Kem’s Intimacy leads this week’s crowded pack of new arrivals, taking No. 2 with 74,000 copies sold. At No. 3, it’s Ray LaMontagne with 64,000 copies sold of God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise, a career best for the folk troubadour. Iron Maiden follow at No. 4 with 63,000 copies sold of Final Frontier. Trace Adkins rounds out the Top 5 with 50,000 copies sold of Cowboy’s Back in Town. Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs falls to No. 7 in week 3 after selling another 31,000 copies.

The new entries resume at No. 9 with David Gray, who sold 25,000 copies of Foundling. John Mellencamp notches No. 10 with 24,000 copies sold of No Better Than This. Down at No. 17, Lady Antebellum make it onto the chart with 18,000 digital copies sold of their iTunes Sessions EP; a few spaces above, their hit Need You Now also rose from No. 12 last week to No. 6 this week.

Surprised by any of those results? Think Eminem has a shot at fending off Katy Perry next week, or is he enjoying his last term at No. 1? Speak up in the comments.

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Eminem's freestyle battle contest heads to the finals in Detroit

eminemImage Credit: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.comAll summer long, Eminem and his cronies have been criss-crossing the country looking for the best unknown freestyle rappers at a series of audition events. Now it’s time to crown a victor. The finals of the awkwardly titled Red Bull EmSee: The Road to 8 Mile contest will take place in Eminem’s hometown of Detroit on Aug. 26, next Thursday. Em himself will judge the finalists’ improvised rhymes.

Eminem first got the music industry’s attention by placing well at an organized freestyle competition in 1997. Before that, of course, he cut his teeth at local battles like the ones dramatized in 8 Mile. It’s cool that he’s bringing that tradition full circle and giving some new rappers a chance to shine. That’s especially true these days, when the word “freestyle” hardly means what it used to — respected artists regularly “freestyle” during radio appearances by reading pre-written rhymes off of their BlackBerries, a dubious practice that I have to assume won’t fly here.

Have you been at any of the EmSee events? Rooting for anyone in the finals? Let us know.

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