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‘8 Mile’ Soundtrack Tops Chart

November 7, 2002

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NEW YORK (AP) _ ``8 Mile″ went the distance, topping the album chart during its first week in stores.

The soundtrack to Eminem’s movie of the same name, which opens Friday, sold more than 702,000 copies, according to industry figures released Wednesday.

``8 Mile″ features songs from the Detroit rapper, as well as Jay-Z, Macy Gray and Nas.

In second place was Christina Aguilera’s latest release, ``Stripped,″ which sold about 330,000 copies.

``Nirvana,″ a greatest-hits collection from the Seattle grunge band, debuted at No. 3, selling about 234,000 copies. It includes ``You Know You’re Right,″ a previously unreleased song that Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, and the surviving band members fought over in court.

And ``Now or Never,″ the debut solo album from Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, sold just 68,000 copies in its first week to debut at No. 17.

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