The rapper's comeback effort was briefly displaced by Arcade Fire's The Suburbs, which finished as this week's runner-up. It is the second time that Eminem has regained pole position on the album charts, having previously been beaten by Kylie Minogue's Aphrodite back in July.
Elsewhere in the chart, Lady Gaga's mega-hit The Fame Monster climbs back into the top five on its 83rd week of release. Also climbing this week are Michael Bublé with Crazy Love at six, Jason Derulo's self-titled album at nine and Mercury Prize favourites The XX, who climb from 13 to ten exactly one year after their chart debut.
The climbing trend continues outside of the top ten, with Rihanna's Rated R piggybacking off the success of 'Love The Way You Lie' by climbing four spots to 12, while This Is War by 30 Seconds To Mars jumps 12 places from 27 to 15 and Ellie Goulding's Lights advances from 30 to 18.
This week's top ten in full:
1. (2) Eminem: 'Recovery'
2 (1) Arcade Fire: 'The Suburbs'
3. (3) Plan B: 'The Defamation Of Strickland Banks'
4. (4) Eliza Doolittle: 'Eliza Doolittle'
5. (6) Lady GaGa: 'The Fame Monster'
6. (7) Michael Bublé: 'Crazy Love'
7. (5) Tom Jones: 'Praise & Blame'
8. (8) Paolo Nutini: 'Sunny Side Up'
9. (10) Jason Derulo: 'Jason Derulo'
10. (13) The xx: 'xx'
Source: Official Charts Company
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