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GREAT SCOTT: Jill Scott scores her first Billboard 200 No. 1 album, as "The Light of the Sun" dawns at the summit.

While Scott debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 97 with "So in Love," featuring Anthony Hamilton, which spends a second week atop Billboard's Adult R&B airplay chart, she's never ranked higher than No. 43 on the Hot 100, a peak she achieved with her debut Hot 100 entry "A Long Walk" in 2001.

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Scott joins Susan Boyle (2009-10), India.Arie (2006) and Judy Garland (1961) as the only women to top the Billboard 200 without ever having banked a top 40 Hot 100 hit.

(Asterisk to Yoko Ono, who was co-credited with John Lennon on the eight-week No. 1 album "Double Fantasy" in 1980-81. Ono's solo Hot 100 history consists solely of the No. 58 hit "Walking on Thin Ice" in 1981).

It's not a coincidence that Scott, Boyle and India.Arie - and even Garland five decades earlier - share the rare stat. Despite their lack of mainstream singles success, the four singers built their followings largely as adult-specific acts, catering to relatively mature audiences more inclined to purchase albums than singles.

Scott has collected 10 top 10s, including three No. 1s, on Adult R&B dating to her arrival in 2000.

HIGH AL-TITUDE: 28 years into his chart career, Weird Al Yankovic notches his highest-charting Billboard 200 album, as "Alpocalypse" starts at No. 9. (It enters Comedy Albums at No. 1).

The rank tops the No. 10 peak of his last set, 2006's "Straight Outta Lynwood," and his is fifth consecutive top 20 title. Yankovic first appeared on the list with his No. 139-peaking eponymous debut album in 1983.

"Alpocalypse" includes parodies of Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA" ("Party in the CIA"); B.o.B's "Nothin' on You," featuring Bruno Mars ("Another Tattoo"); and, Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" ("TMZ"). (All acts were born after Yankovic had first appeared on a Billboard survey).

Yankovic ribs Lady Gaga on first single "Perform This Way," a sendup of her "Born This Way," but she does gain a measure of revenge. Her former No. 1 album "Born This Way" places one spot above "Alpocalypse" on the Billboard 200 at No. 8.

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