After topping the Billboard 200 chart a month ago with his fifth studio album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," which sold 496,000 copies its first week, sales for Kanye West's fifth studio album have dropped precipitously. What caused the sudden decline?
"The Essential Michael Jackson" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) has given the late singer his longest consecutive run atop the U.K. album chart. Yesterday's (Sunday) new sales figures from the Official Chart Company also saw East London "grime" star Tinchy Stryder secure a second consecutive No. 1 single with "Never Leave You" (4th & Broadway/Universal Island), featuring Sugababes member Amelle.