Nas nabs not only his fourth No. 1 album, but first since 1999, as "Hip Hop Is Dead" starts atop The Billboard 200. The set registers his best sales week since 2002 ... Justin Timberlake can thank "Saturday Night Live" for helping double the sales of "FutureSex/LoveSounds" this week ... Corinne Bailey Rae made a series of TV show appearances, thus causing a significant bump for her self-titled set ... Bow Wow, RBD, Trick Daddy and Styles P all debut on The Billboard 200 ... With Christmas 2006 in the history books, holiday albums start to tumble ... And in other news: Daughtry, Nelly Furtado, Olivia Newton-John, Nickelback and Beyonce.
With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, Incubus achieves its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200, as "Light Grenades" debuts ... the long-delayed second studio set from Clipse finally makes its entrance, starting at No. 14 on the big chart at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums ... In other news, Christmas albums continue to invade the upper reaches of the charts, Chris Daughtry is the first "American Idol" finalist to reach any of our rock radio charts and Fall Out Boy returns with the first single from its upcoming album.