London, (ANI): Eminem's new album Relapse has set a record in the US for the most first week sales in 2009.hady's comeback album Relapse went straight to number one selling 608,000 copies, Nielsen SoundScan, the firm that tracks music sales, said.
The record pipped Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown, which topped the charts last week, to land the first spot. 21st Century Breakdown sold 215,000 copies in three days, reports The BBC. Relapse is Eminem's fifth straight number one album. His last record in 2004, Encore, sold 711,000 in its first week - though that was only across four days.
Story first published: Friday, May 29, 2009, 11:34 [IST]