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.
R&B/hip-hop quartet Pretty Ricky scores its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 and breaks the sub-100,000 spell that gripped the top of the chart for the past three weeks ... The Shins charge in at No. 2 on the big chart with 30% of its first-week sales coming from digital retailers ... The new "2007 Grammy Nominees" album starts at No. 4 ... John Mellencamp has his best debut ever, as his new "Freedom's Road" jumps in at No. 5 ... Robin Thicke and Regina Spektor can thank TV for their big jumps this week -- both hit new chart highs.
Ludacris earns his third No. 1 single, as "Money Maker" featuring Pharrell advances one rung to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut replaces Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack," which falls to No. 2 after topping the Hot 100 for seven weeks but remains atop the Pop 100 for a seventh frame. "Money Maker" is also the Hot 100's greatest airplay gainer and rises 2-1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" notches a seventh week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and leads the Pop 100 for a sixth frame, while his new single "My Love" continues to scale the Hot 100. The cut is the chart's greatest airplay gainer for a third week, ascending 16-13. Ludacris' "Money Maker" featuring Pharrell follows close behind "SexyBack" at No. 2.