When the top debut on the Billboard 200 is down at No. 42, you know it's a slow week on the chart . . . Sade's "Soldier of Love" holds at No. 1 for a second frame, selling 190,000 (down 62%) while Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" continues to sell like hot cakes . . . Next week's chart looks almost as sleepy, as the top debut will likely be Johnny Cash's "American VI: Ain't No Grave."
Fueled by national TV guest spots, a hit video and a No. 1 single with "Why Don't We Just Dance?," MCA Nashville's Josh Turner debuts on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart at No. 2 and on the Billboard 200 at No. 5 with his fourth album, "Haywire."
With its first studio album in nearly 10 years, Sade's "Soldier of Love" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 502,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving the act its second chart-topper . . . All told, the group has notched eight top 10s in a row on the Billboard 200—its entire output of albums . . . "Soldier" is one of four new albums to bow in the top 10 this week. The others? Jaheim's "Another Round," Josh Turner's "Haywire" and tobyMac's "Tonight."