Kelly Clarkson bows atop the Billboard 200 with her second No. 1 album, "All I Ever Wanted," shifting 255,000. It's her fourth album overall, but her first chart-topper since her "Thankful" debut in 2003 . . . Other big arrivals on the chart come from the-Dream, J. Holiday, Chris Cornell and New Found Glory . . . In Progress Reports, we've got news on Darius Rucker's back-to-back No. 1 hits on Hot Country Songs, a blast from the past at No. 1 on the Modern Rock chart with Pearl Jam and a new chart-topper for Beyonce on the Hot Dance Club Play tally.
U2 bows atop the Billboard 200 with its seventh No. 1 album, "No Line on the Horizon," shifting 484,000 . . . That's the biggest sales week the chart has seen since December, when Britney Spears' "Circus" blew in with 505,000 . . . Neko Case makes a grand entrance on the chart, too, as her "Middle Cyclone" arrives at No. 3 -- her highest-charting album yet . . . In Progress Reports, we've got news on the latest top 10 hit for Rodney Atkins, the return of the Black Eyed Peas and Asher Roth's rising single "I Love College." [THIS COLUMN WAS UPDATED ON MARCH 11 AT 9:40 AM PST.]
Danity Kane's "Welcome to the Dollhouse" goes straight to the penthouse on The Billboard 200, the second No. 1 in a row for the group. The MTV "Making the Band 3" troupe, signed to Diddy's Bad Boy imprint, moved 236,000 copies of its sophomore effort in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.