Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" spends a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- a rarity these days ... In this post-Valentine's Day adjustment week, the big chart's titles shuffle and slide, with Daughtry jumping 9-2 and Akon flying 11-5 ... The new "Kidz Bop 11" album debuts in the top five, marking the series' 15th set to reach the big chart ... Christian acts TobyMac and Anberlin start big, as the former hits No. 10 while the latter debuts at No. 19 ... In Progress Reports, we've got news on Trace Adkins' new No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, Alejandro Sanz and Shakira hitting No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs, Mat Kearney's long climb to the CHR/Top 40 tally and Nine Inch Nails' fifth top 10 hit on the Alternative/Modern Rock chart.
Pop-punk pranksters Blink-182 made a serious first week impression on The Billboard 200, ending Staind's three-week run at No. 1 to take the top spot with "Take off Your Pants and Jacket" (MCA). The set sold 350,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan, a hefty first-week increase over the live album "The Tom, Mark and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!)," which moved 110,000 units to debut at No. 8 in November.
Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra/EEG) experienced a 25% sales drop, yet manages to squeak its way past a powerful debut by Radiohead's "Amnesiac" (Capitol) to spend a third straight week atop The Billboard 200. "Amnesiac" sold a smashing 231,000 units, according to SoundScan, besting the band's 207,000 first-week sales total of last year's "Kid A," which opened at No. 1. "Kid A," however, didn't have to compete against a hard rock set like "Break the Cycle," which moved 245,000 units this week.
Trisha Yearwood has reached a settlement with singer Michael J. Young in a lawsuit she filed to prevent him from selling a demo she recorded prior to becoming a star, Billboard Bulletin reports. Young (aka Michael J.) has been selling on his Web site Yearwood's demo of the song "Love What Ya Do to Me," mixed with his own vocals, as a "dance duet."