's "Loved Me Back to Life" and Avril Lavigne
's self-titled album arrive in top five.
Eminem makes a splash at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as his new album The Marshall Mathers
LP 2 debuts atop the list with 792,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
It marks the second-largest sales week of the year, behind only the arrival of Justin Timberlake
's The 20/20 Experience, which started with 968,000 in March. The year's second-largest week had been the debut of Drake's Nothing Was the Same (658,000).
The Marshall Mathers
LP 2 also logs the sixth-biggest sales week of the past five years. Since November 2008, larger weeks were only earned by Taylor Swift
's Red (2012, 1.2 million upon its debut), Lady Gaga
's Born This Way (2011, 1.1 million debut), Swift's Speak Now (2010, 1 million debut), Timberlake and Lil Wayne
's Tha Carter IV (2011, 964,000 debut).
LP2 marks Eminem's seventh No. 1 album. It’s also his seventh consecutive album, and they all debuted at the top.