Faith Evans is a pragmatist—while she's hard at work promoting her new album, she's also outlining a book, promoting a line of hair care products, shooting a pilot for a reality show and developing a TV sitcom.
Notching the best opening sales week of her career with her eighth studio album, "The Emancipation of Mimi" (Island/IDJMG), Mariah Carey finally unseats 50 Cent from the top post on The Billboard 200. "Mimi" moved 404,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, putting her well ahead of 50 Cent's long-reigning "The Massacre."
Mariah Carey grabs the best opening sales week of her career as her eighth studio album, "The Emancipation of Mimi" (Island/IDJMG), arrives atop The Billboard 200 with 404,000 U.S. copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Her first chart-topper in almost a decade ends the six-week reign of 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope), which falls 1-3, with sales down 15% from last week to 140,000 units.