Amid five new releases debuting in the top 10 this week, the "NOW 24" hits compilation rises to the top of The Billboard 200 in its second week on the chart. Climbing 2-1, the set moved 213,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 7% drop from last week's sales. Despite a 46% drop in sales, last week's chart-topper, Tim McGraw's "Let It Go" (Curb), only slips to No. 2, moving 177,000 units.
Nine albums debut in the top 25 of The Billboard 200 this week, with Martina McBride, Hilary Duff, Timbaland, Paul Wall and Alison Krauss leading the charge in the top 10 ... Beyonce's deluxe version of "B'Day" pushes her album back into the top 10 with a 903% gain ... The Easter bunny helps a basketful of albums fly up the chart, including efforts from Ashley Tisdale and the soundtracks to "High School Musical" and "Jump In!" ... In Progress Reports, we've got the third debut at No. 1 on the Alternative/Modern Rock radio chart and a third Hot Country Songs No. 1 for Carrie Underwood. (PLEASE NOTE: Chart Alert was updated on April 12 to reflect new sales charts released by Nielsen SoundScan.)