Em's Recovery Continues #1 Reign; Blocks Tom Jones From #1

Eminem's album Recovery continues to trounce the competition.

This week, Recovery beat out Sir Tom Jones' latest album Praise and Blame, which was expected to take the top slot from the American rapper.

According to sales data released by the Official Charts Company, the Welsh singer was hoping to become the oldest male musician in the world to have a #1 album on the charts.

Billboard reports that Jones' album was on pace to top the charts, until a surge in sales of Recovery later in the week helped keep Eminem's album on top of the chart.

"As I got sober i started rediscovering things about myself that I think i had forgotten for so long, that I suppressed down or whatever through my addiction. the whole theme of the record is that a a person I feel better than I have ever felt.

Em's reign on the top of the U.S. charts could end this week when Nielsen Soundscan releases official sales data from last week.

According to reports, Avenged Sevenfold's album Nightmare could knock Recovery from the top slots, with first week sales estimated to be between 160-170,000.