Despite a continued decrease in sales, Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week, rebounding 2-1. The J Records effort moved 70,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 38% sales slip from the week previous. It topped the chart, too, when it debuted nine weeks ago.
Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the soundtrack to "Juno" jumps into the top three with a 78% gain in sales ... Last week's chart-topper, Radiohead's "In Rainbows," slips to No. 2 with a 44% decline ... The chart's top debut belongs to Sia, whose latest album, "Some People Have Real Problems," gives the artist her first ink on the Billboard 200 and her best sales week ever ... Also debuting this week is U.K. singer Kate Nash with her debut album, "Made of Bricks," at No. 36 ... In Progress Reports, we've got news on new artists Dana Parish and Carter's Chord as well as updates on Band of Horses and Janet Jackson.
Radiohead's "In Rainbows" makes a dramatic leap up The Billboard 200 to No. 1 after street-date violations pushed the album onto the chart early last week ... last week's chart-topper, Mary J. Blige's "Growing Pains," slips to No. 3 ... the soundtrack to the film "Juno" is the chart's highest debut at No. 8 while in Progress Reports, we've got news on Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Babyface, Joe Nichols, Kimberley Locke, Freda Payne, Belinda Carlisle and Sylvester.