The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. "In the Zone" sells 609,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, leading three albums into the top-10. While it's an impressive first week for the pop superstar, it falls short of the 746,000 copies her 2001 release "Britney" sold when it bowed at No. 1.
Fresh off the June release of "Mississippi: The Album" (SRC/Universal) and September's remix offering "Mississippi: The Screwed & Chopped Album," Southern rapper David Banner has already completed work on another project.
Superstar songbird Norah Jones is among the guests featured on "Nublu Sessions," the new album by New York band Wax Poetic. The set, due Feb. 10 from Ultra Records, will also boast guest appearances by N'Dea Davenport, Saul Williams and U-Roy. Jones performed from 1997-1998 with Wax Poetic, led by Ilhan Ersahin, owner of downtown New York club Nublu.