Eminem’s top spot as the biggest selling album of 2009 may soon be in jeopardy. His Relapse album debuted at #1 selling over 600,000 copies and easily beating out competition across the board. Now as he prepares to re-release the successful project as Relapse:Refill, Em’s top spot may soon be up for grabs. According to Billboard, newcomer and British talent show star Susan Boyle is set to knock Em out the top honor. Boyle’s I Dreamed A Dream was released November 23 and is expected to outsell his latest product by a small margin. Along with beating out Eminem, Boyle’s debut will more than likely smash Rihanna’s Rated R which is projected to move 180,000 units.
As Em sees his top debut spot being given up to a British talent show sensation, Em is looking to travel across the pond to import America’s next rap star. Em recently declared that he would be interested in being a judge for England’s talent show, “The X Factor. “ The MC told the Britain Sun that he’d love the opportunity to bring his Hip-Hop knowledge to the program.
“No disrespect to the current judges but you need people who are global, platinum-selling stars. You need to prepare contestants for what it’s really like out there, and what sort of pressure you are going to be under…..A hip-hop star will never win a show like The X Factor without somebody like me on the panel. There are a lot of very talented hip-hop stars who would kill for a break in Britain but the judges aren’t qualified in hip-hop…I keep my eye on the urban scene in Britain and there is a lot of talent out there. It needs somebody in power to open a door for them.”
He also made sure to add that while he may not be available to judge the show full time he would gladly accept a guest judge position.
“I am not sure I would have the time to do it full-time, but I would come and be a guest judge…Simon tells it like it is and I am down with that. If somebody ain’t good enough they ain’t good enough.”