Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" spends a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- a rarity these days ... In this post-Valentine's Day adjustment week, the big chart's titles shuffle and slide, with Daughtry jumping 9-2 and Akon flying 11-5 ... The new "Kidz Bop 11" album debuts in the top five, marking the series' 15th set to reach the big chart ... Christian acts TobyMac and Anberlin start big, as the former hits No. 10 while the latter debuts at No. 19 ... In Progress Reports, we've got news on Trace Adkins' new No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, Alejandro Sanz and Shakira hitting No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs, Mat Kearney's long climb to the CHR/Top 40 tally and Nine Inch Nails' fifth top 10 hit on the Alternative/Modern Rock chart.




FLASH POINTS



• Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, spending its third nonconsecutive week at the top of the chart. It's the first album to notch three weeks at No. 1 since the "Now 22" collection last summer. The last act to pull off the feat was when Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" spent its first three weeks at No. 1 in April 2006 ... "Not Too Late" sold nearly 100,000 last week, down 53%. It's not a surprising decline, considering last week followed the handsome week that was pushed by the one-two punch of Valentine's Day and the Grammy Awards ... Daughtry's self-titled set climbs 9-2 while Akon also takes advantage of a soft week as his "Konvicted" pops 11-5 (up 5%). Fall Out Boy's "Infinity on High" moves 5-3 (but down 33%), the newest Kidz Bop Kids album starts at No. 4 (75,000 units) and Robin Thicke's "The Evolution of Robin Thicke" holds at No. 6 (down 41%). Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" (No. 7; 62,000 - down 42%), Corinne Bailey Rae's self-titled set (No. 8; 56,000 - down 53%), Gerald Levert's "In My Songs" (No. 9; 55,000 - down 67%) and TobyMac's "Portable Sounds" (a debut at No. 10; 51,000) round out the top 10.


• "Kidz Bop 11" becomes the fifth consecutive regular release in the hit series to debut in the top 10 of The Billboard 200. The newest volume starts with 75,000 -- compare that to the No. 3 bow of "Kidz Bop 10" (117,000) in August. That remains the series' best sales week, though its best placing on the big chart came earlier last year. "Kidz Bop 9" bowed at No. 2 with 98,000 a year ago this week. It famously gave us a top three where each was a kid-friendly title. The soundtrack to "High School Musical" jumped 6-1, "Bop 9" bowed at No. 2 and Jack Johnson's soundtrack to "Curious George" slipped 2-3 ... "Kidz Bop 11" is the 15th "Kidz" album to hit The Billboard 200 since the first "Kidz Bop" debuted at No. 76 on the chart dated Oct. 27, 2001. Collectively, the Razor & Tie series has sold 7.4 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The top seller is the first "Kidz Bop," which has shifted 939,000 ... The new "Kidz Bop 11" features covers of such pop hits as Kelly Clarkson's "Walk Away" and Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" ... "Kidz Bop 11" naturally debuts at No. 1 on the Top Kid Audio chart -- the line's 12th No. 1 and 134th week atop the list.


• Christian artist TobyMac debuts big as his "Portable Sounds" starts at No. 10 on The Billboard 200 with 51,000 units. That not only marks the singer's highest-charting solo album but also his best sales week. His last studio set, 2004's "Welcome to Diverse City," debuted and peaked at No. 54 on The Billboard 200 with 21,000. (It would later have its best sales frame -- 23,000 -- during Christmas week of 2004.) "Portable Sounds" also gives TobyMac his first solo No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart ... As a member of the group dc Talk, TobyMac (aka Toby McKeehan) is no stranger to the upper reaches of the Billboard charts. The act scored three No. 1s on Top Christian Albums -- "Free at Last," "Jesus Freak" and "Supernatural." "Jesus Freak" and "Supernatural" debuted in the top 20 of The Billboard 200, too. "Jesus Freak" started at No. 16 in 1995 with 86,000 while "Supernatural" opened at No. 4 in 1998 with 106,000.


• Other albums debuting on The Billboard 200 this week include ... Christian rock act Anberlin's "Cities" at No. 19 (34,000). Its last set, 2005's "Never Take Friendship Personal," debuted and peaked at No. 144 (8,000) ... Explosions in the Sky reach a Billboard chart for the first time, as its fourth album, "All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone," debuts at No. 76 (11,000) on The Billboard 200. It also begins at No. 2 on Top Independent Albums ... The Ataris' latest effort, "Welcome the Night," starts at No. 85 with 10,000. Its last album, "So Long, Astoria," spent 36 weeks on The Billboard 200 after debuting and peaking at No. 24 (45,000). The band is on tour through May 4 where it wraps its tour in London ... Rock band Kittie returns to The Billboard 200 with "Funeral for Yesterday," which debuts at No. 101 (9,000). Kittie also starts at No. 7 on Top Independent Albums while the Ataris open at No. 5.



The Billboard 200

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
1 1 NORAH JONES Not Too Late (Blue Note / BLG) 11 8 DIXIE CHICKS Taking The Long Way (Columbia / Sony Music)
2 9 DAUGHTRY Daughtry (RCA / RMG) 12 3 VARIOUS ARTISTS Grammy Nominees 2007 (Grammy / Sony BMG CMG)
3 5 FALL OUT BOY Infinity On High (Fueled By Ramen / Island / IDJMG) *13 20 FERGIE The Dutchess (will.i.am / A&M / Interscope)
*4 New KIDZ BOP KIDS Kidz Bop 11 (Razor & Tie ) 14 16 NELLY FURTADO Loose (Mosley / Geffen / Interscope)
*5 11 AKON Konvicted (Konvict / Upfront / SRC / Universal Motown / UMRG) 15 15 NICKELBACK All The Right Reasons (Roadrunner / IDJMG)
6 6 ROBIN THICKE The Evolution Of Robin Thicke (Star Trak / Interscope) 16 18 SOUNDTRACK Dreamgirls (Music World / Columbia / Sony Music)
7 7 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FutureSex/LoveSounds (Jive / Zomba) 17 10 JOHN MAYER Continuum (Aware / Columbia / Sony Music)
8 4 CORINNE BAILEY RAE Corinne Bailey Rae (Capitol ) 18 13 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Some Hearts (Arista / Arista Nashville / RMG)
9 2 GERALD LEVERT In My Songs (Atlantic / AG) *19 New ANBERLIN Cities (Tooth & Nail )
*10 New TOBYMAC (portable sounds) (ForeFront ) 20 22 PRETTY RICKY Late Night Special (BlueStar / Atlantic / AG)
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week





MARKET WATCH

• Album units, current chart week: 9.18 million units
• DOWN 17.1% from last issue's charts: 11.07 million units
• DOWN 17.3% from same week, 2006: 11.10 million units
• This week: No albums sell more than 100,000 copies.
• This week last year on The Billboard 200: the High School Musical soundtrack climbed 6-1, celebrating its first week atop the chart (101,000). The Hot Shot Debut came at No. 2 with the "Kidz Bop 9" album (98,000). Only the No. 1 album sold more than 100,000 units.



BORDERLINES

• The No. 50 album this week, 30 Seconds to Mars' "A Beautiful Lie" (Immortal/Virgin), sold 17,000.
• The No. 50 album for the same week of 2006, the All-American Rejects' "Move Along" (Doghouse/Interscope), sold 21,000.
• Average total of the No. 50 album for the same week of the year during the past 10 years (1998-2007): 25,504.



PROGRESS REPORTS

• Trace Adkins celebrates his second No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart as "Ladies Love Country Boys" hops 3-1. This marks Adkins' first trip to the summit on the Nielsen BDS-fueled scorecard since "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" capped the chart for one week in March 1997. (We were surprised that Adkins' "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" didn't hit No. 1 last year. It was stuck at No. 2 for two weeks behind Carrie Underwood's monster hit "Jesus, Take the Wheel.") ... The 10 years that passed between Adkins' chart-topping singles is the longest stretch for any country artist since Kenny Rogers' 13-year gap between 2000's "Buy Me a Rose" and his 1987 duet with Ronnie Milsap, "Make No Mistake, She's Mine" ... Speaking of Rogers, he brings Don Henley back to the Country chart for a third time with "Calling Me," which bows at No. 59. Henley previously spent six weeks on the chart in 2000 with "For My Wedding." He was also a featured vocalist on Trisha Yearwood's "Inside Out," which peaked at No. 31 in February 2002.

• As "Te Lo Agradezco, Pero No" rises 8-1 on Hot Latin Songs, it becomes the third No. 1 for Alejandro Sanz and the seventh chart-topper for Shakira. The pair of course collaborated on 2005's "La Tortura," which spent a record 25 weeks at No. 1 ... Gym Class Heroes rises 18-10 on the CHR/Top 40 chart with "Cupid's Chokehold" (featuring Patrick Stump). Other still-growing songs by bands climbing the chart include ... Nickelback's "If Everyone Cared" (16-14), the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus' "Face Down" (25-23), Augustana's "Boston" (31-30), Hinder's "Better Than Me" (33-31) and the Fray's "Look After You" (a debut at No. 39) ... Mat Kearney's "Nothing Left to Lose" debuts at No. 40 on the CHR/Top 40 chart this week as well. The song first appeared on a Billboard chart 50 weeks ago, when it bowed at No. 17 on the Triple A list. The single peaked at No. 2 on that tally and eventually crossed over to the Hot AC/Adult Top 40 chart (No. 7) and the AC/Adult Contemporary chart (No. 21).

• Nine Inch Nails' "Survivalism" vaults 28-10 on the Alternative/Modern Rock chart in its second week (1,198 spins), giving the act its fourth consecutive top 10 hit. Oddly, it only has five top 10s total, with such memorable hits like "Closer" (No. 11). "The Perfect Drug" (No. 11) just missed the top 10 ... Food for thought: "The Perfect Drug's" best week -- in terms of spins -- came when it managed 1,459 detections on the chart dated March 1, 1997, when it was ranked No. 13. Fast forward to 2007 -- this week, 1,459 spins would give you the No. 6 single on the Alternative/Modern Rock chart.





Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
1 1 GERALD LEVERT In My Songs (Atlantic / AG)
2 2 ROBIN THICKE The Evolution Of Robin Thicke (Star Trak / Interscope)
*3 7 AKON Konvicted (Konvict / Upfront / SRC / Universal Motown / UMRG)
*4 6 SOUNDTRACK Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls (Atlantic / AG)
5 5 PRETTY RICKY Late Night Special (BlueStar / Atlantic / AG)
6 9 SOUNDTRACK Dreamgirls (Music World / Columbia / Sony Music)
7 4 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FutureSex/LoveSounds (Jive / Zomba)
*8 10 YOUNG JEEZY The Inspiration (Corporate Thugz / Def Jam / IDJMG)
9 3 CORINNE BAILEY RAE Corinne Bailey Rae (Capitol )
10 8 MARY J. BLIGE Reflections (A Retrospective) (Matriarch / Geffen / Interscope)
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week
Top Country Albums

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
1 1 DIXIE CHICKS Taking The Long Way (Columbia / Sony Music)
2 2 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Some Hearts (Arista / Arista Nashville / RMG)
3 3 RASCAL FLATTS Me And My Gang (Lyric Street / Hollywood)
4 4 KEITH URBAN Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing (Capitol Nashville )
*5 6 TAYLOR SWIFT Taylor Swift (Big Machine )
6 5 RODNEY ATKINS If You're Going Through Hell (Curb )
*7 9 JASON MICHAEL CARROLL Waitin' In The Country (Arista Nashville / SBN)
8 8 JOSH TURNER Your Man (MCA Nashville / UMGN)
9 7 BRAD PAISLEY Time Well Wasted (Arista Nashville / SBN)
10 11 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 SILVERSUN PICKUPS Carnavas (dangerbird )
*2 New EVERLIFE Everlife (Buena Vista )
*3 New COMEBACK KID Broadcasting (Victory )
*4 3 UNK Beat'n Down Yo Block (Big Oomp / Koch)
*5 New K-OS Atlantis - Hymns For Disco (Astralwerks / Virgin)
*6 New SHOWDOWN Temptation Come My Way (Mono Vs Stereo )
7 4 BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE The Poison (Trustkill )
*8 New DIR EN GREY Marrow Of A Bone (Free Will / Warcon)
9 2 IMOGEN HEAP Speak For Yourself (RCA Victor )
10 7 PETER BJORN AND JOHN Writer's Block (Almost Gold )
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week
Top Pop Catalog Albums

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
1 1 NORAH JONES Come Away With Me (Blue Note / BLG)
*2 2 SELAH Hiding Place (Curb )
3 4 GUNS N' ROSES Greatest Hits (Geffen / Interscope)
4 5 BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND Greatest Hits (Capitol )
5 6 RASCAL FLATTS Feels Like Today (Lyric Street / Hollywood)
6 9 TIM MCGRAW Greatest Hits (Curb )
7 11 THE DOORS Best Of The Doors (Elektra / Asylum / Elektra)
*8 18 CREED Greatest Hits (Wind-up )
*9 12 STEVIE WONDER The Definitive Collection (Universal Motown / UTV / UMe)
10 17 EVANESCENCE Fallen (Wind-up )
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week




A LOOK AHEAD

• Among the titles released this week, due on next week's charts: Kaiser Chiefs' "Yours Truly Angry Mob," Hayley Westenra's "Treasure," Bill Engvall's "15 Degrees Off Cool" and the Feeling's "Twelve Stops and Home."
• Next week's Billboard 200 competes with the same week in 2006 when: Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo started at No. 1 with "In My Own Words" (301,000). The "High School Musical" soundtrack dropped a spot to No. 2 despite a 26% increase while Hawthorne Heights and Alan Jackson debuted at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively. The top four albums sold more than 100,000 units.