Toby Keith grabs his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "Big Dog Daddy" enters with 204,000 units. On the Top Country Albums chart, it also bows in the penthouse, giving Keith his fifth country No. 1 ... Other big debuts on The Billboard 200 this week come from Fabolous, DJ Khaled, Traveling Wilburys, Queens of the Stone Age, the "Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur" charity compilation, Eddie Levert and Gerald Levert, Enrique Iglesias, Paramore and DMX ... We've also got updates on Journey, the Tony Awards and "Spring Awakening," Brad Paisley, Sean Kingston and Social Distortion.


• In the same week country superstar Toby Keith grabs his 41st top 40 hit on the Hot Country Songs chart, he enters atop The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums tallies with "Big Dog Daddy." It's his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and fifth on the country list ... The new Show Dog Nashville set sold 204,000 last week, off from the 330,000 debut of his last set, "White Trash With Money," which started at No. 2 on both charts. Before that, 2005's "Honkytonk University" opened with 283,000 ... "Big Dog Daddy" marks his fourth consecutive top three album on The Billboard 200, stretching back to the debut of "Shock'N Y'all" in 2003 ... Keith's newest single, "Love Me If You Can," rises 42-33 on Hot Country Songs this week. It's his 41st top 40 hit. The song is the follow-up to "High Maintenance Woman," which peaked at No. 3 June 2 ... Last week Keith stopped by "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (June 12) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (June 13). This week he has already visited "The Colbert Report" and "The View," and was scheduled to play "The Early Show" this morning (June 20).

• Rapper Fabolous parks his "From Nothin' to Somethin' " at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 with 159,000 units. It's his first album since 2004's "Real Talk" bowed at No. 6 with 179,000. That album spent a scant 16 weeks on the chart. His new effort is supported by the single "Make Me Better," which was produced by Timbaland and co-written by Ne-Yo. The latter also sings the hook of the track, which rose into the top 20 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs last week -- Fabolous' first top 20 hit since 2004's "Baby" ... DJ Khaled strikes the top 10 on The Billboard 200 for the first time as "We the Best" bows at No. 8 with 79,000 units. It's the follow-up to his 2006 release "Listennn: The Album," which started at No. 12 with 44,000. The current video from "We the Best," "We Takin' Over," is getting love from BET and MTV Hits. On BET it was the second-most-played clip for the week ending June 17 with 18 detections, according to Nielsen BDS. On MTV Hits, it was No. 5 with 34 plays. On the radio side, "Takin' Over" was ranked top 10 at seven stations for the week, including WRDW Philadelphia (105 detections) and WQHT New York (63 detections).

• Last week's No. 3 album, Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full," holds at No. 3 with 107,000 units (down a relatively modest 34%). Maroon5's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" edges up 5-4 (87,000) while T-Pain's "Epiphany" slides from No. 1 to No. 5 in its second week (82,000; down 52%). Linkin Park's "Minutes to Midnight" is nudged 7-6 (82,000) while Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" slips 2-7 (81,000) ... The Traveling Wilburys' self-titled anthology arrives at No. 9 with 78,000 units. The set includes the supergroup's two original studio albums -- finally back in print after more than a decade -- along with bonus tracks and a DVD ... Rounding out the top 10 is the still-surging Amy Winehouse, who scores Greatest Gainer honors with the largest unit increase on the chart. Her "Back to Black" album sold 74,000 last week -- up by 7,000 units ... Queens of the Stone Age's "Era Vulgaris" debuts at No. 14 with 52,000. The band's last studio album, "Lullabies to Paralyze," debuted and peaked at No. 5 in 2005. It opened with 97,000 -- though it only spent 12 weeks on the chart. The band's 2002 album, "Songs for the Deaf," bowed at No. 17 with 50,000. However, it spent 50 weeks on The Billboard 200.

• The "Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur" charity compilation debuts at No. 15 with 49,000. The standard edition of the set boasts 23 tracks -- all covers of John Lennon songs. Contributing acts include U2, Christina Aguilera and Green Day. Additionally, an expanded iTunes-exclusive version of the release, which includes 11 more songs, sold 10,000. Because of the extensive extra content on the iTunes version, its sales are not merged with the standard edition. Combined, the sales would have equaled 59,000 ... Also, since the iTunes edition is exclusive to one retailer, it is only allowed to chart on Top Comprehensive Albums (No. 86) ... Finally, on Top Digital Albums, the regular version is at No. 14 (4,000) while the iTunes-exclusive version is at No. 4.

• Enrique Iglesias' "Insomniac" starts with 45,000 at No. 17. His last album, 2003's "Seven," began at No. 31, but with 77,000. Iglesias' highest-charting album remains "Escape," which debuted and peaked at No. 2 in 2001 ... Gerald Levert and Eddie Levert's "Something to Talk About" starts at No. 19 on The Billboard 200 with 42,000. The duets collection is Gerald's second posthumous release. It follows his "In My Songs," which debuted at a career-high No. 2 on The Billboard 200 in March ... Rock outfit Paramore earns its first ink on The Billboard 200 as "Riot!" debuts at No. 20 with 42,000. The band's last set, "All We Know Is Falling," has spent seven weeks on Top Heatseekers, peaking at No. 30 ... DMX's greatest-hits set, "Definition of X: Pick of the Litter," barks at No. 26 with 35,000.

• The use of Journey's single "Don't Stop Believin' " in the June 10 finale of "The Sopranos" -- followed by oodles of media attention for the band and the show -- yields big returns on the charts this week. The 1981 track re-enters Hot Digital Songs at No. 21 with 41,000 paid downloads. It's up 371% in sales compared with the previous week. Concurrently, Journey's "Greatest Hits" album sold nearly 11,000 units this week -- a 111% gain -- pushing the set 17-2 with Greatest Gainer honors on the Top Pop Catalog albums chart. It's the biggest sales week for the album since Christmas 2005, when it shifted 19,000 ... Switching gears, the 61st Tony Awards, broadcast live June 10 on CBS, awakens many cast albums this week. "Spring Awakening," the winner of best musical -- plus another seven awards -- is the biggest beneficiary. The play's cast album blooms with a whopping 183% increase in sales, pushing it to No. 1 on the Top Cast Albums chart and to a belated debut at No. 96 on The Billboard 200. "Spring" pushes aside "Wicked," which has spent the past 18 straight weeks at No. 1 (69 weeks atop the chart overall) ... Other cast albums that get big bumps this week include "Jersey Boys" (up 23%), the 2007 Broadway revival recording of "110 in the Shade" (up 34%), "Grey Gardens" (up 92%), "Mary Poppins" (up 92%), the 2006 Broadway cast recording of "Company" (up 143%), "Monty Python's Spamalot" (up 40%) and the new Broadway cast recording of "A Chorus Line" (up 31%) ... All told, on the 15-position Cast Albums chart, all but two titles have sales increases this week.

The Billboard 200

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
*1 New TOBY KEITH Big Dog Daddy (Show Dog Nashville ) 11 4 R. KELLY Double Up (Jive / Zomba)
*2 New FABOLOUS From Nothin' To Somethin (Desert Storm / Def Jam / IDJMG) 12 6 BIG & RICH Between Raising Hell And Amazing Grace (Warner Bros. (Nashville) / WRN)
3 3 PAUL MCCARTNEY Memory Almost Full (MPL / Hear / Concord) 13 12 DAUGHTRY Daughtry (RCA / RMG)
4 5 MAROON 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long (A&M / Octone / IGA) *14 New QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Era Vulgaris (Rekords Rekords / Interscope)
5 1 T-PAIN Epiphany (Konvict / Nappy Boy / Jive / Zomba) *15 New VARIOUS ARTISTS Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur (Warner Bros. )
6 7 LINKIN PARK Minutes To Midnight (Machine Shop / Warner Bros.) *16 14 MICHAEL BUBLE Call Me Irresponsible (143 / Reprise / Warner Bros.)
7 2 RIHANNA Good Girl Gone Bad (SRP / Def Jam / IDJMG) *17 New ENRIQUE IGLESIAS Insomniac (Interscope )
*8 New DJ KHALED We The Best (Terror Squad / Koch) 18 13 AVRIL LAVIGNE The Best Damn Thing (RCA / RMG)
*9 New TRAVELING WILBURYS The Traveling Wilburys Collection (Wilbury / Rhino) *19 New EDDIE LEVERT SR. & GERALD LEVERT Something To Talk About (Atlantic / AG)
*10 10 AMY WINEHOUSE Back To Black (Universal Republic / UMRG) *20 New PARAMORE RIOT! (Fueled By Ramen / AG)
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week


• Album units, current chart week: 9.58 million units
• UP 9.5% from last issue's charts: 8.75 million units
• DOWN 7.9% from same week, 2006: 10.4 million units
• This week: The top three albums sell more than 100,000 copies.
• This week last year on The Billboard 200: Busta Rhymes' "The Big Bang" bowed at No. 1 with 209,000. Rock act Three Days Grace started at No. 5 with 78,000. The top three albums each sold more than 100,000 units.


• The No. 200 album this week, the various-artists compilation "Hits of the 70s" (Madacy Special Products), sold 5,000.
• The No. 200 album for the same week of 2006, Yo Gotti's "Back 2 Da Basics" (Mouth of the South/Inevitable/TVT), sold 5,000.
• Average total of the No. 200 album for the same week of the year during the past 10 years (1998-2007): 6,081.


• Brad Paisley leads Hot Country Songs for an eighth time as the light-hearted "Ticks" steps 2-1 this week. "Ticks" is Paisley's fourth consecutive non-holiday chart-topper, a streak last achieved by Tim McGraw from October 2003 through December 2004. In his current No. 1 run, Paisley previously has reigned with "When I Get Where I'm Going," "The World" and "She's Everything." "Ticks" introduces his fifth non-seasonal set, "5th Gear," which arrived at retail Tuesday (June 19). Paisley's 2006 holiday release, "Brad Paisley Christmas," produced five chart entries that peaked between Nos. 41 and 59.

• Sean Kingston enters the CHR/Top 40 airplay chart's upper quarter with his first entry, as the swift-rising Epic single "Beautiful Girls" rockets 17-10 in just its fourth chart week. Kingston's climb to the list's top 10 is the fastest by a male artist's debut single since Chris Brown had an equal four-week sprint in October 2005 with "Run It!," which eventually peaked at No. 1 for seven weeks .. On the Rhythmic Top 40 chart, "Beautiful Girls" is already at No. 5 in only its sixth chart week. Kingston's self-titled debut album drops July 31.

• Social Distortion earns its highest-charting single on the Alternative/Modern Rock chart in more than a decade as "Far Behind" climbs 30-25, to become its biggest hit since "I Was Wrong" peaked at No. 4 in October 1996. "Far Behind" is the quartet's third visit to the chart since then and is the lone new track on its "Greatest Hits" set, due in stores June 26 ... Crowded House ends a 13-year chart absence as "Don't Stop Now" enters the Triple A radio chart at No. 23. The song marks the group's first appearance at Triple A since that chart's 1996 inception and is its first on any radio chart since April 1994, when "Distant Sun" peaked at No. 26 on the Alternative/Modern Rock chart. "Time on Earth," the band's first studio collection since 1993, will be available at retail July 10.

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
*1 New FABOLOUS From Nothin' To Somethin (Desert Storm / Def Jam / IDJMG)
*2 New DJ KHALED We The Best (Terror Squad / Koch)
3 2 R. KELLY Double Up (Jive / Zomba)
4 1 T-PAIN Epiphany (Konvict / Nappy Boy / Jive / Zomba)
*5 New EDDIE LEVERT SR. & GERALD LEVERT Something To Talk About (Atlantic / AG)
6 3 RIHANNA Good Girl Gone Bad (SRP / Def Jam / IDJMG)
*7 New DMX The Definition Of X: Pick Of The Litter (Ruff Ryders / Def Jam / IDJMG)
8 5 NE-YO Because Of You (Def Jam / IDJMG)
*9 8 AMY WINEHOUSE Back To Black (Universal Republic / UMRG)
10 7 TANK Sex Love & Pain (Blackground / Universal Motown / UMRG)
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week
Top Country Albums

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
*1 New TOBY KEITH Big Dog Daddy (Show Dog Nashville )
2 1 BIG & RICH Between Raising Hell And Amazing Grace (Warner Bros. / WRN)
3 3 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Some Hearts (Arista / Arista Nashville / RMG)
*4 4 TAYLOR SWIFT Taylor Swift (Big Machine )
5 2 JASON ALDEAN Relentless (Broken Bow )
*6 5 TIM MCGRAW Let It Go (Curb )
*7 6 RASCAL FLATTS Me And My Gang (Lyric Street / Hollywood)
*8 8 ALISON KRAUSS A Hundred Miles Or More: A Collection (Rounder )
*9 9 BUCKY COVINGTON Bucky Covington (Lyric Street / Hollywood)
*10 10 SUGARLAND Enjoy The Ride (Mercury / UMGN)
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week
Top Heatseekers

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
*1 1 BOYS LIKE GIRLS Boys Like Girls (Columbia / Sony Music)
*2 New FAIR TO MIDLAND Fables From A Mayfly: What I Tell You There Times Is True (Serjical Strike / Universal Republic / UMRG)
*3 3 EMERSON DRIVE Countrified (Montage / Midas)
*4 6 BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE The Poison (Trustkill )
*5 New STRUNG OUT Blackhawks Over Los Angeles (Fat Wreck Chords )
6 7 RED End Of Silence (Essential )
7 4 PETER BJORN AND JOHN Writer's Block (AlmostGold )
8 8 SICK PUPPIES Dressed Up As Life (RMR / Virgin)
*9 16 RODRIGO Y GABRIELA Rodrigo Y Gabriela (ATO )
10 5 COLD WAR KIDS Robbers & Cowards (Downtown )
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week
Top Pop Catalog Albums

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
*1 1 MICHAEL BUBLE It's Time (143 / Reprise / Warner Bros.)
*2 17 JOURNEY Journey's Greatest Hits (Legacy / Columbia / Sony Music)
3 2 GUNS N' ROSES Greatest Hits (Geffen / IGA)
4 3 PINK FLOYD Dark Side Of The Moon (Capitol )
*5 9 BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND Greatest Hits (Capitol )
*6 8 THE BEACH BOYS The Very Best Of The Beach Boys: Sounds Of Summer (Capitol )
7 4 MAROON 5 Songs About Jane (A&M / Octone / IGA)
8 5 THE BEATLES Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Apple / Capitol)
9 7 ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING Wicked (Decca Broadway / Universal Classics Group)
*10 10 BON JOVI Cross Road (Mercury / UMe)
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week


• Among the titles released this week, due on next week's charts: Brad Paisley's "5th Gear," the White Stripes' "Icky Thump," Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway," Shop Boyz's "Rockstar Mentality," Mandy Moore's "Wild Hope," Van Morrison's "The Best of Van Morrison Volume 3" and the Polyphonic Spree's "The Fragile Army."
• Next week's Billboard 200 competes with the same week in 2006 when: Nelly Furtado made a comeback, strutting in at No. 1 with "Loose," selling 219,000. Underoath's "Define the Great Line" started at No. 2 with 98,000 while Keane's "Under the Iron Sea" began at No. 4 with 75,000. Only the No. 1 album sold more than 100,000 units.