"Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports on the latest accomplishments of Eminem and his "8 Mile" soundtrack, Shania Twain, and Mariah Carey.

'8' AT SIX: A sales increase of a retail single helps Eminem secure his grip on pole position on Billboard's Hot 100 with "Lose Yourself" (Shady/Interscope). The song is No. 1 for the seventh week.

On Billboard's Top Soundtracks chart, that song's parent album, "8 Mile," is No. 1 for the sixth week. That equals the No. 1 run of three other soundtracks since this chart's inception. "Spider-Man," "Disney's Lilo & Stitch," and "XXX" all had six-week reigns. The only album to have more weeks at No. 1 in the history of this chart is "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" which remained on top for 34 weeks.

KEEPING 'UP' APPEARANCES: For the third consecutive week, Shania Twain's "Up!" (Mercury) leads The Billboard 200. That's good enough for third place among the year's longest-running No. 1 albums.

"The Eminem Show" dominated the tally for five weeks and is the No. 1 album of 2002 [see The Year in Music 2002]. Alan Jackson's "Drive" and Nelly's "Nellyville" both had four-week runs on top. The albums that ruled for three weeks are "Ashanti," the Dixie Chicks' "Home," Elvis Presley's "ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits," and Twain's "Up!" which could still add a fourth week to its total.

11 10: Mariah Carey collects the 11th top-10 album of her career, as "Charmbracelet" enters The Billboard 200 at No. 3. Carey has had 12 chart entries in a career stretching over 12 and-a-half years, dating back to the first appearance of her eponymous debut album the week of June 30, 1990.

The only album to miss the top-10 was a greatest hits collection assembled by Columbia after Carey had departed for Virgin. "Greatest Hits" went to No. 52 one year ago this week.

Here's a summary of Carey's album chart performance, in chronological order:

"Mariah Carey," No. 1 (11 weeks), 1991
"Emotions," No. 4, 1991
"MTV Unplugged EP," No. 3, 1992
"Music Box," No. 1 (8 weeks), 1993
"Merry Christmas," No. 3, 1994
"Daydream," No. 1 (6 weeks), 1995
"Butterfly," No. 1 (1 week), 1997
"#1s," No. 4, 1998
"Rainbow," No. 2, 1999
"Glitter," No. 7, 2001
"Greatest Hits," No. 52, 2001
"Charmbracelet," No. 3 [to date], 2002