Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" enjoys a third week atop the Billboard 200 while Alicia Keys' "As I Am" seems unstoppable in its 15th week on the chart ... The latest installment of the "Kidz Bop Kids" title strikes while Chris Cagle and Jim Jones bow in the top 20 ... We've also got updates on Reba McEntire, Jonas Brothers, Nickelback, Queen Latifah, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Gnarls Barkley and 3 Doors Down.

FLASH POINTS


• Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" stays put at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, holding court for a third straight week. The album sold 105,000 last week, down 42%. Alicia Keys' "As I Am" spends a 15th consecutive week in the top three as the album lands at No. 2 this week. The last album to spend its first 15 weeks in the top three was Usher's 2004 album "Confessions," which spent its first 17 weeks locked in that region.

• The latest release in the "Kidz Bop" series -- "Kidz Bop 13" -- lands at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 with 49,000. This is the seventh consecutive title in the main "Kidz Bop" line to debut in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. The run began with "Kidz Bop 7" back in 2005, when it debuted at No. 7. Overall, this is the 16th "Kidz Bop" title to chart on the Billboard 200. That tally includes three Christmas titles, a Halloween offering and a greatest-hits package. "Kidz Bop 13" features child-friendly interpretations of such pop hits as Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry," Shop Boyz's "Party Like a Rockstar" and Pink's "Who Knew."

• Chris Cagle crashes the Top Country Albums chart with his second No. 1, "My Life's Been a Country Song." The set also bounds in at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 -- his first top 10 effort on the big chart ... This week, the album's lead single, "What Kinda Gone," moves up from No. 11 to No. 9 on Hot Country Songs, giving him his first top 10 hit since 2003's "Chicks Dig It" reached No. 5 ... Jim Jones' mixtape, "Harlem's American Gangster," bows at No. 19 on the Billboard 200 with 25,000. The set originally had a limited release last year, but has been remixed, remastered and bolstered with new tracks for this wide release. Jones is currently working on a new studio album, which is due this summer. It will be the follow-up to the 2006 album "Huster's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment)," which has sold 426,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

• A number of albums celebrate milestones this week ... Nickelback's "All the Right Reasons" (No. 48) has spent its first 125 chart weeks in the top 50 of the Billboard 200. The last album to do so was Shania Twain's "Come On Over," which spent its first 129 weeks lodged in the top 50. "All the Right Reasons" debuted at No. 1 in October 2005 and has sold 6.6 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan ... Reba McEntire's "Reba Duets" (No. 92) recently became the diva's biggest-selling album in 12 years. "Duets" has shifted 1.3 million thus far -- the most of any McEntire album since 1995's "Starting Over" moved 1.4 million ... At No. 24 on the Billboard 200, Jonas Brothers' self-titled set surpassed the 1 million sales mark last week. The Hollywood album has yet to sell less than 15,000 in a week since its debut last August. The brother trio's first album, "It's About Time," released on Columbia in 2006, has sold a paltry 62,000 in comparison.




The Billboard 200

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
1 1 JACK JOHNSON Sleep Through The Static (Brushfire / UMRG) 11 8 SHERYL CROW Detours (A&M / Interscope / IGA)
2 3 ALICIA KEYS As I Am (MBK / J / RMG) 12 18 KEYSHIA COLE Just Like You (Confidential / Imani / Geffen / IGA)
3 2 AMY WINEHOUSE Back To Black (Universal Republic / UMRG) 13 13 CHRIS BROWN Exclusive (Jive / Zomba)
*4 New KIDZ BOP KIDS Kidz Bop 13 (Razor & Tie ) 14 11 MILEY CYRUS Hannah Montana 2 (Soundtrack)/Meet Miley Cyrus (Walt Disney / Hollywood )
*5 10 SOUNDTRACK Step Up 2: The Streets (Atlantic / AG) 15 26 SOUNDTRACK Alvin And The Chipmunks (Fox / Razor & Tie)
6 6 SOUNDTRACK Juno (Fox / Rhino / AG) 16 5 HERBIE HANCOCK River: The Joni Letters (Verve / VG)
*7 21 SARA BAREILLES Little Voice (Epic / Sony Music) 17 4 VARIOUS ARTISTS 2008 Grammy Nominees (Grammy / Hip-O / UMe)
*8 New CHRIS CAGLE My Life's Been A Country Song (Capitol Nashville ) 18 15 DAUGHTRY Daughtry (RCA / RMG)
9 9 MARY J. BLIGE Growing Pains (Matriarch / Geffen / IGA) *19 New JIM JONES HARLEMs American Gangster (Koch )
10 7 TAYLOR SWIFT Taylor Swift (Big Machine ) 20 32 SOUNDTRACK Across The Universe: Deluxe Edition (Interscope / IGA)
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week





MARKET WATCH

• Album units, current chart week: 7.97 million units
• DOWN 18.5% from last issue's charts: 9.78 million units
• DOWN 13.1% from same week, 2007: 9.18 million units
• This week: Only the No. 1 album sells more than 100,000 copies.
• This week last year on the Billboard 200: Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" lingered at No. 1 for another week, shifting nearly 100,000. The highest debut was the "Kidz Bop 11" set at No. 4 with 75,000. No albums sold more than 100,000.





BORDERLINES

• The No. 200 album this week, Gary Louris' "Vagabonds" (Rykodisc), sold 4,000.
• The No. 200 album for the same week of 2007, Jack Johnson's "In Between Dreams" (Jack Johnson/Brushfire/Universal Republic), sold 4,000.
• Average total of the No. 200 album for the same week of the year during the past 10 years (1999-2008): 5,776.



PROGRESS REPORTS

• Gnarls Barkley and 3 Doors Down return to the Alternative/Modern Rock chart with the first singles from their respective upcoming albums. Gnarls' "Run" bows at No. 35 while 3 Doors Down's "It's Not My Time" debuts at No. 38. Gnarls' second album, "The Odd Couple," will be released in April. The act's first album, "St. Elsewhere," scored two Modern Rock hits -- "Crazy" (No. 7) and "Gone Daddy Gone" (No. 26). As for 3 Doors Down, their self-titled fourth studio album will be released May 6. On the Mainstream Rock chart, "It's Not My Time" zooms from No. 37 to No. 14 in its second week, giving the act its 12th top 20 hit on that chart.

• Queen Latifah scores her first Adult Contemporary hit as "Poetry Man" bows at No. 30 this week. The song is a former top 10 hit on our Smooth Jazz tally. Latifah's album "Trav'lin Light" (from which "Poetry Man" is lifted) has sold 225,000 since its release last October.

• Two of music's heaviest hitters post solid debuts on Hot Country Songs with new singles from former chart-topping albums. Rascal Flatts opens at No. 42 with "Every Day," the third track released from "Still Feels Good." "Take Me There" topped the list for three weeks in the fall, while "Winner at a Losing Game" spent four weeks at No. 2. The new song is the band's 29th chart hit, the most by a group this decade. At No. 48, Brad Paisley begins his quest for a seventh consecutive No. 1 with "I'm Still a Guy." The light-hearted cut is the fourth single from "5th Gear," following the No. 1s "Ticks," "Online" and "Letter to Me."



Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
1 2 MARY J. BLIGE Growing Pains (Matriarch / Geffen / IGA)
2 3 KEYSHIA COLE Just Like You (Confidential / Imani / Geffen / IGA)
*3 New JIM JONES HARLEMs American Gangster (Koch )
4 1 ALICIA KEYS As I Am (MBK / J / RMG)
5 7 THE-DREAM Love/Hate (Radio Killa / Def Jam / IDJMG)
6 6 JAHEIM The Makings Of A Man (Divine Mill / Atlantic / AG)
7 10 SOUNDTRACK Step Up 2: The Streets (Atlantic / AG)
8 8 CHRIS BROWN Exclusive (Jive / Zomba)
9 4 AMY WINEHOUSE Back To Black (Universal Republic / UMRG)
10 12 LUPE FIASCO Lupe Fiasco's The Cool (1st & 15th / Atlantic / AG)
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week
Top Country Albums

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
*1 New CHRIS CAGLE My Life's Been A Country Song (Capitol Nashville )
2 1 TAYLOR SWIFT Taylor Swift (Big Machine )
3 3 GARTH BROOKS The Ultimate Hits (Pearl )
4 4 ROBERT PLANT / ALISON KRAUSS Raising Sand (Rounder )
5 2 EAGLES Long Road Out Of Eden (ERC )
6 6 SUGARLAND Enjoy The Ride (Mercury / UMGN)
7 5 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Carnival Ride (Arista / Arista Nashville / RMG/SBN)
8 7 RASCAL FLATTS Still Feels Good (Lyric Street / Hollywood)
9 8 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Some Hearts (Arista / Arista Nashville / RMG)
10 9 KENNY CHESNEY Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates (BNA / SBN)
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week
Top Heatseekers

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
*1 New THE RAVEONETTES Lust Lust Lust (Vice )
*2 New KINGDOM OF SORROW Kingdom Of Sorrow (Relapse )
*3 New RAY DAVIES Working Man's Cafe (Ammal / New West)
*4 6 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH The Way Of The Fist (Firm )
*5 New BON IVER For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguwar )
6 2 DRAGONFORCE Inhuman Rampage (Sanctuary / Roadrunner)
*7 New PAUL THORN A Long Way From Tupelo (Perpetual Obscurity / Thirty Tigers)
*8 New THE MOUNTAIN GOATS Heretic Pride (4AD / Beggars Group)
*9 New GARY LOURIS Vagabonds (Rykodisc )
10 3 WE THE KINGS We The Kings (S-Curve )
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week
Top Pop Catalog Albums

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
1 1 MICHAEL JACKSON Thriller 25 (Legacy / Epic / Sony BMG)
2 2 TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS Greatest Hits (MCA / UMe)
*3 3 GUNS N' ROSES Greatest Hits (Geffen / IGA)
*4 5 BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers (Tuff Gong / Island / UMe)
5 7 JOURNEY Journey's Greatest Hits (Legacy / Columbia / Sony BMG)
6 8 QUEEN Greatest Hits (Hollywood )
7 9 MICHAEL JACKSON Number Ones (MJJ / Epic / Sony Music)
8 11 BON JOVI Cross Road (Mercury / UMe)
9 4 MICHAEL BUBLE It's Time (143 / Reprise / Warner Bros.)
*10 20 BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND Greatest Hits (Capitol )
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week





A LOOK AHEAD

• Among the titles released this week, due on next week's charts: Janet Jackson's "Discipline," Dolly Parton's "Backwoods Barbie," Erykah Badu's "New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War" and Goldfrapp's "Seventh Tree."

• Next week's Billboard 200 competes with the same week in 2007 when: Daughtry's "Daughtry" returned to No. 1 for a second week, selling 90,000. The highest debut was B.G. and the Chopper City Boyz' "We Got This" at No. 21 with 27,000. No albums sold more than 100,000.