Ludacris lands his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Battle of the Sexes" debuts atop the list with 137,000 . . . It's the first rap album to reach No. 1 in nearly six months . . . the last was Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" back in early October . . . The top 10 also welcomes new entries from Gorillaz, Jimi Hendrix and Broken Bells . . . Last week's No. 1, Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now," slips to No. 3.
Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, bumping Sade's "Soldier of Love" down to No. 2 ... A whopping six albums debut in the top 10 of the tally, the most since last October ... Who starts high? Why, Blake Shelton, "American Idol" contestant Danny Gokey, the "Almost Alice" compilation soundtrack, Lifehouse, Raheem DeVaughn and Easton Corbin ... Just missing the top 10 is Jason Derulo, whose self-titled debut starts at No. 11.