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Eminem collab tops Billboard 200 albums chart, Lady Gaga and Adele duke it out for spots in top 5

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Bad Meets Evil, the hip-hop pairing of rap titan Eminem and underground elite Royce da 5’9” debuts at No. 1 this week on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Their Hell: the Sequel EP (read EW’s long-form review here) sold 171,000 copies, trumping 11-year-old opera poppet Jackie Evancho’s first full-length album Dream With Me and its 161,000 units. The former America’s Got Talent runner-up’s debut rests at No. 2.

Adele’s 21 falls from No. 1 to No. 3 with a still-substantial 115,000 copies sold, creeping closer to double platinum status. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way is No. 4 with 68,000 records purchased this week.

After a monumental opener (a million of the pop star’s little monsters bought it during its first week out, thanks in part to a $.99 Amazon fire sale), the numbers have been pretty humbling since.

Check out the rest of the top 10 after the jump.

June 22, 2011′s Billboard 200 albums top 10

1) Bad Meets Evil - Hell: the Sequel, 171,000
2) Jackie Evancho - Dream With Me, 161,000
3) Adele - 21, 115,000
4) Lady Gaga - Born This Way, 68,000
5) Jason Aldean - My Kinda Party, 51,000
6) Owl City - All Things Bright and Beautiful, 48,000
7) Barry Manilow - 15 Minutes, 36,000
8) Ledisi - Pieces of Me, 36,000
9) Brad Paisley - This Is Country Music, 35,000
10) The Book of Mormon soundtrack, 34,000

Spot anything surprising on this week’s list? Think Em and Royce are pleased with a No. 1 opening, sans the aid of a major single? Thought Gaga would’ve sold more? Let us know.

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