Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" easily holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, as it sells another 219,000 (down 77%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Billboard 200's top debut is George Strait's "Here for a Good Time," starting at No. 3 with 91,000, while the Beatles' "1" re-enters at No. 4 with 60,000 (up 5,786%) after the greatest-hits package made its digital debut in the iTunes Store last week.
George Strait proves once again why he's the King of Country as his new "Twang" album was the top-selling set in the United States last week with 155,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. All told, it's the legend's 23rd No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, extending his lead as the artist with the most toppers on the list . . . Strait is also No. 1 on the Billboard 200, which additionally welcomes high entries from Neil Diamond's Wal-Mart-exclusive CD/DVD "Hot August Night/NYC," Cobra Starship's "Hot Mess" and Justin Moore's self-titled set . . . In Progress Reports we have news on Vanessa Williams, Jason Mraz and Toby Keith.