Eminem Beats Timberlake on Charts

By | November 13, 2002 at 12:00 AM

The bad boy rapper beat the boy band member in the battle for the top spot on the album chart.

The soundtrack to Eminem’s movie “8 Mile” remained at No. 1 for a second week, despite competition from ‘N Sync’s Justin Timberlake.

“8 Mile” sold about 508,000 copies for the week ending Sunday, bringing its total to 1.2 million, according to industry figures released Wednesday. The movie opened at No. 1 at the box office this past weekend, grossing about $51 million and drawing strong reviews.

Timberlake’s solo release, “Justified,” was a close second in its first week in stores, selling about 439,000 copies. The R&B-tinged album has gotten generally positive reviews, though some have criticized him for ripping off Michael Jackson’s sound.

And U2’s “The Best of 1990-2000,” which includes the hits “One,” “Mysterious Ways” and “Beautiful Day,” debuted at No. 3 with 165,000 copies sold.

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