In its ninth week atop Hot R&B/HipHop songs, Eminem's 'The Monster' takes home Digital Gainer honors thanks to a 123% increase to 433,000 downloads, its best week yet according to Nielsen SoundScan. The most recent tracking week ending on Dec. 29.
The Rihanna-assisted cut sold 373,000 in its first week of availability (coinciding with the Nov. 16 chart date) but had not sold more than 300,000 in any week since. With this week's impressive figure, tied primarily to the rise of holiday gift card purchases, 'The Monster' has now sold 2.2 million downloads.
Eminem's 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' stays put at No. 2 with 122,000 (a 6% lift) while Justin Timberlake's 'The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)' moves 5-3 with a 21% increase to 55,000.