With a staggering 3.3 mio. units sold in only 7 weeks, Eminem's album "Encore" stands as the highest selling Rap album of 2004. (Soundscan)
Still #1: Eminem extended his curtain call to a second straight week Wednesday as his latest album, "Encore," topped the Billboard 200 charts. Em's Shady/Aftermath/Interscope set sold almost 198,000 copies in the week ended Jan. 2, enough to increased its time at No. 1 to four non-consecutive weeks. Its total stands at 3.5 million.
In other news: Amjed A. Abdallah, the owner of the studio where Eminem recorded his debut album, The Slim Shady LP was shot and found dead inside the recording facility earlier this week.