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Eminem hits album hits full decade on Billboard chart
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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Eminem boasts another historical music career achievement this week.



The Detroit rapper's compilation "Curtain Call: The Hits" has become the first hip-hop album to notch a full decade's worth of weeks -- 520 -- on the Billboard 200 chart.



The 17-song set debuted at No. 1 and spent an initial 496 weeks on the chart after its Dec. 6, 2005 release and became the longest-running rap album in Billboard's history during August of 2017, when it hit 350 weeks. "Curtain Call" returned to the Billboard 200 last October in the wake of Eminem's latest album, the surprise released "Music to Be Murdered By," and in front of the December drop of "Music to be Murdered By -- Side B," also by surprise.



"Curtain Call" has sold more than seven million copies in the U.S.



The collection is now tied for the fifth longest-running album on the Billboard 200, behind Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" (958 weeks), Bob Marley and the Wailers' "Legend" (669), Journey's "Greatest Hits" (659) and Metallica's "Metallica" (aka "The Black Album," 598). Guns N' Roses' "Greatest Hits" has also logged 520 weeks on the chart.

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