Bad Meets Evil wreaks havoc on the albums chart this week with Hell: The Sequel. The dynamic duo of Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″ enters the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with their collaborative EP.
A decade after they last recorded together, the Detroit MCs debut with 171,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Eminem last held the No. 1 spot with Recovery, which spent seven weeks at No. 1 in 2010. Royce Da 5’9″ previously peaked at No. 110 with his 2009 solo project Street Hop.
Pop powerhouse Adele’s 21 slides to No. 3 (115,000), while Lady Gaga’s Born This Way moves down two spots to No. 4 (68,000).
Among the new entries this week is R&B singer Ledisi, whose fifth album Pieces of Me comes in at No. 8 with 36,000, marking her first top 10 entry and biggest sales week of her career.