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Super Bowl 2022 Halftime Scores on Billboard 200 Albums Chart, Led by Eminem & Dr. Dre in Top 10

15 albums tied to halftime performers – and the songs performed – dot the latest chart.

Super Bowl LVI leaves its mark on the Billboard 200 chart (dated Feb. 26), as 15 albums tied to this year’s halftime performers (and the songs performed) dot the tally – including four in the top 20.

The Feb. 13 halftime show was headlined by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar, with special guests 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak.

Eminem’s former No. 1 Curtain Call: The Hits vaults from 126-8 with almost 31,000 equivalent album units earned (up 256%) in the U.S. in the week ending Feb. 17, according to MRC Data. Meanwhile, Dr. Dre’s Dr. Dre – 2001 zooms 108-9 with 30,000 units (up 220%)

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The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, compiled by MRC Data. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new Feb. 26, 2022-dated chart will be posted in full on Billboard‘s website on Feb. 23 (one day later than usual, due to the Presidents’ Day holiday in the U.S. on Feb. 21). For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

Curtain Call returns to the top 10 for the first time since the March 11, 2006 chart, when it ranked at No. 8). It debuted atop the Billboard 200 dated Dec. 24, 2005. Dr. Dre – 2001 debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Dec. 4, 1999-dated chart and was last in the top 10 on the May 13 list (No. 9).

During the halftime show, Eminem performed “Lose Yourself,” which is included on Curtain Call, while three tracks featured on Dr. Dre – 2001 were also performed during halftime: “The Next Episode,” “Forgot About Dre” and “Still D.R.E.”

Eminem also has three more former No. 1s on the new Billboard 200, with Music to Be Murdered By (135-100; 10,500 units – up 27%), Recovery (a re-entry at No. 160 with 8,000 units; up 37%) and The Eminem Show (61-177; nearly 8,000 units – down 38%). The latter has a decline in activity as it shares three of its songs with Curtain Call: The Hits. The SEA and TEA for those songs contribute to Curtain Call, as a song’s activity is assigned to the artist’s album with the most sales in a week, and Curtain Call sold more albums than The Eminem Show in the week ending Feb. 17.

Dr. Dre’s 1993 album The Chronic re-enters at No. 91 (11,000 units; up 125%). It has been absent from the chart since 2015. It set peaked at No. 3 (for six nonconsecutive weeks) in 1993.

The new Billboard 200 also hosts debuts from Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg. The former’s Good Morning Gorgeous starts at No. 14 (25,000 units) while the latter’s BODR bows at No. 104 (10,000 units). Snoop Dogg’s Doggy Style re-enters at No. 142 (8,500 units; up 104%). The album hit No. 1 in 1993 and was last on the chart in 2015.

2Pac’s Greatest Hits jumps 57-22 (20,000 units; up 56%). The set includes two songs performed during halftime: “California Love” and “I Ain’t Mad at Cha.” The album peaked at No. 3 in January of 1999, following its release in late 1998.

Lamar has three albums on the new Billboard 200, as good kid, m.A.A.d city rises 27-17 (22,000 units; up 25%), DAMN. climbs 53-32 (17,500 units; up 35%) and To Pimp a Butterfly re-enters at No. 132 (9,000 units; up 70%). The latter two albums debuted at No. 1 in 2017 and 2015, respectively, while good kid debuted and peaked at No. 2 in 2012. (During the halftime show, Lamar performed good kid’s title track, as well as “Alright” from To Pimp a Butterfly.)

50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’ rises 184-63 (13,000 units; up 79%). The album, which spent six weeks at No. 1 in 2003, includes the halftime-performed single “In Da Club.”

Lastly, Silk Sonic – the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak – is found at No. 50 with An Evening With Silk Sonic. The set falls three rungs with 15,000 units (though up 8%).