Eminem's "Relapse" easily holds for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, shifting 211,000 in its sophomore frame. Last week it bounded in atop the list with 608,000 . . . The top 10 welcomes new albums from Marilyn Manson, Wisin and Yandel and Grizzly Bear . . . In Progress Reports we've got updates on the continued success of Taylor Swift on the Hot Country Songs chart, how seemingly every former "American Idol" contestant is flying up our radio charts and how country diva Wynonna is experiencing her first dancefloor club hit.
Eminem's fifth straight No. 1 debut, "Relapse," roars at the top of the Billboard 200 with 608,000—the biggest sales week of the year for any album and the best since AC/DC's "Black Ice" began with 784,000 copies last October . . . The rapper was just one of many acts who had a new album arrive last week. Those that open high on the Billboard 200 include Kenny Chesney, Method Man and Redman, Dane Cook, Busta Rhymes, Tori Amos and Kate Voegele . . . The two-night finale of "American Idol" last week impacts this week's tallies, as both winner Kris Allen and runner-up Adam Lambert storm the charts. [PLEASE NOTE: This story was updated at 2:35 PST on May 27 to reflect new chart data.]