A week after making its first No. 1 appearance on The Billboard 200, Red Hot Chili Peppers linger for another frame at the top of the chart with "Stadium Arcadium." The feat is accomplished even thoug
A week after making its first No. 1 appearance on The Billboard 200, Red Hot Chili Peppers linger for another frame at the top of the chart with "Stadium Arcadium." The feat is accomplished even though Warner Bros. double-disc set sold 65% less -- 157,000 copies -- in its second week in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The effort also keeps the No. 1 spot on the Rock Albums chart warm for a second week.
Cam'ron's Asylum release "Killa Season" bows at No. 2 on The Billboard 200, the same spot his 2002 solo record sat in four years ago. His sixth studio album moved 114,000 copies. 2004's "Purple Haze" sold 123,000 and 2002's "Come Home with Me" sold 226,000. "Killa" replaces the Isley Brothers' "Baby Makin' Music" at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
It's threes across the board for Tool's "10,000 Days" (Tool Dissectional/Volcano), as it remains at No. 3 in its third week on The Billboard 200 on sales of 83,000 (-47%). The soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical" rises 7-4 with 82,000 copies, an 8% decrease.
Former O-Town member Ashley Parker Angel hops on at No. 5 with "Soundtrack to Your Life," selling 72,000 units. The Blackground release is Angel's first solo effort and was amped up by his starring role on the MTV reality television show "There and Back." His former pop ensemble's debut entered at No. 5 in January 2001 with sales of 145,000.
Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" (Lyric Street/Hollywood) sits tight at No. 6 despite an 18% loss at 64,000 and holds the Top Country Albums crown for a seventh week.
The Raconteurs impact The Billboard 200 at No. 7 with "Broken Boy Soldiers," the first release from the White Stripes' Jack White, Brendan Benson and the Greenhornes' Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler. "Broken" sold 61,000 and marks the first visit to the big chart for all but White, who has witnessed four of the six White Stripes records enter the chart.
The 21st "NOW! That's What I Call Music" (BMG/Zomba/EMI/UME) installment climbs 9-8 with sales of 60,000 (-21%) and Nick Lachey's second solo effort, "What's Left of Me" (Jive), plummets 2-9 with 58,000 (-66%). Pearl Jam's self-titled J records release falls to 8-10 with 54,000 (-38%).
With sales of 50,000, Christina Milian's, "So Amazin'" (Island), bows at No. 11, three notches higher than her last effort, 2004's "It's About Time." Another Island release, Hoobastank's "Every Man for Himself," enters at No. 12 selling only a few hundred less, and is the last debut to crack the top half of The Billboard 200 this week.
At 9.2 million units, overall CD sales were down 16% from the previous week and down 13% compared to the same week a year ago. Sales for 2006 are down 2% compared to 2005 at 212.4 million units.