For the first time in his career, singer Jaheim has reached the top of The Billboard 200 thanks to the Divine Mill/Warner Bros. album "Ghetto Classics." Bowing at No. 1 on both the big chart as well as Top R&B Albums, the set moved 152,000 units in its first week of U.S. sales, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
The Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" maintains its grip on the No. 1 position of The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week, withstanding a mighty charge from Justin Timberlake's "Justified" (Jive). Sales of the Eminem-heavy soundtrack slipped 28% to 508,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but that total was still enough to fend off "Justified," which sold 439,000 units and bows at No. 2. The two albums hold the same positions on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Alicia Keys leads the nominees for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards with four, including two nods for her J Records debut, "Songs in A Minor." Receiving three nominations each were Aaliyah, India.Arie, and the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs. Destiny's Child, Jagged Edge, Jaheim, Michael Jackson, Musiq Soulchild, and Usher garnered two nominations each.