The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack continues to reign over The Billboard 200 for a second week ... Disney Channel's "Jump In!" TV movie soundtrack starts at No. 5 on the chart ... Robin Thicke makes a handsome leap, vaulting 35-16 ... Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Akon all stay strong in the top 10 ... Other debuts on The Billboard 200 include a romantic collection from Yo-Yo Ma and the latest edition of the "Crunk Hits" series ... In Progress Reports, we've got news on Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Kooks, Silversun Pickups, Rodney Atkins, Bucky Covington, Gomez and Barenaked Ladies.




FLASH POINTS

• The soundtrack to the three-time Golden Globe Award-winning film "Dreamgirls" remains at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second week, selling 60,000 (down 9%). The film expanded to 1,900 theaters last Friday. Previously, it had only been playing at less than 1,000 theaters. "Dreamgirls" took in $10.2 million during the long weekend at the U.S. and Canadian box office -- that's up 18.2% over the previous weekend. It's per-theater average of $5,370 was the sixth-highest of the weekend's top 20 films. Its overall take at the box office stands at $67 million ... Farther down the chart, the deluxe edition of the "Dreamgirls" album moves 51-47 (15,000) with a 16% decline. It's possible that sales for both versions of the set could spike next week, after the full impact of the Golden Globes are felt. Next up in the "Dreamgirls" derby: the Academy Award nominations, which will be announced Jan. 23. It's a safe bet that the film will rack up a bunch of nods, including one for best picture.


• The soundtrack from Disney Channel's "Jump In!" leaps into the No. 5 spot in its first week, selling 49,000 units. The TV movie, which stars "High School Musical" alum Corbin Bleu, premiered Jan. 12 on the network. The movie earned Disney Channel its best ratings for an original movie with 8.2 million viewers. For the day, it was the highest-rated program on basic cable and the seventh-most-watched program among all TV networks ... While the film isn't a musical like "HSM," its traditional compilation soundtrack still makes a handsome entrance. The album includes Bleu, Drew Seeley, Jeannie Ortega and the film's co-star Keke Palmer. Palmer also starred in the 2006 theatrical film "Akeelah and the Bee" ... Will "Jump In!" turn into a phenomenon like "High School Musical" or a surprise smash like "Hannah Montana"? That's a tough call. Since the other two albums are from programs where the story depends on the music -- "Musical" is, well, a musical; "Montana" is about a singer -- it would be unfair to compare "Jump In!" to them. (Though "Jump In!" features a lot of music, none of the characters actually sing.)


• Robin Thicke parlays a performance on CBS' "Early Show" and a sale tag at Circuit City into a mighty move on The Billboard 200. "The Evolution of Robin Thicke" vaults 35-16 with a 38% increase. That's the largest percentage jump on the chart, giving "Thicke" the Pacesetter trophy ... On Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, it also rises 8-2 ... Thicke played the "Early Show" Jan. 13, and will sing this evening on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno." His current single, "Lost Without U," made significant increases at radio last week, with upped play at WEDR Miami, WSRB Chicago, KMEL San Francisco, WJLB Detroit and KSOC Dallas. The overall radio audience for the song totaled 32.9 million (up 7.3 million). The video for the song aired 28 times on VH1 Soul and five times on BET.


• Other action in the top 10 on The Billboard 200 this week includes a surge for Beyonce, who bullets 11-6 with her "B'Day." Her inescapable "Irreplaceable" hit continues to reign over the CHR/Top 40 chart for a fifth week. "Irreplaceable" is miles ahead of No. 2 on CHR/Top 40 -- Fergie's "Fergalicious" (9,443 detections versus 7,192) ... Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" climbs 4-3 with a tiny 2% decline. His new single, "What Comes Around ... Goes Around," vaults 11-9 on the CHR/Top 40 chart. His concert tour kicked off last week in San Diego ... Akon's "Konvicted" holds steady at No. 2 for a second week. The set, powered by the "I Wanna Love You" and "Smack That" singles, has sold 1.3 million to date. Akon's latest single, "Don't Matter," rises 38-28 on Rhythmic Top 40 ... Daughtry's self-titled album goes 3-4 (down 10%), the "Now 23" album moves 5-7 (down 21%), the Beatles' "Love" scoots 9-8 (down 17%), Young Jeezy's "The Inspiration" moves 7-9 (down 21%) and Nickelback's "All the Right Reasons" flies 18-10 (down 9%).


• Other debuts on The Billboard 200 in this sleepy week include ... Yo-Yo Ma's "Appassionato" at No. 79 (9,000 units). The set -- a collection of new and old romantic recordings -- ties the cellist's highest debut on the chart. His "Obrigado Brazil" began at that spot in 2003. "Appassionato" also starts at No. 1 on Top Classical Albums -- his 10th No. 1 ... Los Tucanes De Tijuana's "El Papa De Los Pollitos" opens at No. 118 with 6,000. It also starts at No. 3 on Top Latin Albums and No. 1 on Regional Mexican Albums ... The third volume of the "Crunk Hits" series gets low at No. 120 with 6,000 units. The first and second volumes started at Nos. 55 and 48, respectively ... Unwritten Law's best-of collection, "The Hit List," climbs onto the chart at No. 185 with 4,000. The album actually debuted last week on Top Independent Albums at No. 13, but only reached the big chart this week.



The Billboard 200

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
*1 1 SOUNDTRACK Dreamgirls (Music World / Columbia / Sony Music) 11 6 SOUNDTRACK Hannah Montana (Walt Disney )
2 2 AKON Konvicted (Konvict / Upfront / SRC / Universal Motown / UMRG) 12 13 RASCAL FLATTS Me And My Gang (Lyric Street / Hollywood)
*3 4 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FutureSex/LoveSounds (Jive / Zomba) 13 15 CARLY SIMON Into White (Columbia / Sony Music)
*4 3 DAUGHTRY Daughtry (RCA / RMG) 14 8 NAS Hip Hop Is Dead (Def Jam / Columbia / IDJMG)
*5 New SOUNDTRACK Jump In! (Walt Disney ) 15 19 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Some Hearts (Arista / Arista Nashville / RMG)
*6 11 BEYONCE B'Day (Columbia / Sony Music) *16 35 ROBIN THICKE The Evolution Of Robin Thicke (Overbrook / Star Trak / Interscope)
7 5 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW 23 (Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group / EMI / Universal / Zomba / Sony Music) 17 21 NELLY FURTADO Loose (Mosley / Geffen / Interscope)
8 9 THE BEATLES Love (Apple / Capitol) 18 20 THE FRAY How To Save A Life (Epic / Sony Music)
9 7 YOUNG JEEZY The Inspiration (Corporate Thugz / Def Jam / IDJMG) 19 24 IL DIVO Siempre (SYCO / Columbia / Sony Music)
*10 18 NICKELBACK All The Right Reasons (Roadrunner / IDJMG) 20 16 CIARA Ciara: The Evolution (LaFace / Zomba)
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week





MARKET WATCH

• Album units, current chart week: 8.09 million units
• DOWN 14% from last issue's charts: 9.41 million units
• DOWN 13.8% from same week, 2006: 9.39 million units
• This week: No albums sell more than 100,000 copies.
• This week last year on The Billboard 200: Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" returned to No. 1 (118,000), pushing Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" down to No. 2 (103,000). The Hot Shot Debut on the chart belonged to Bleeding Through's "The Truth" (No. 48; 17,000). Only the top two albums sold more than 100,000 units.



BORDERLINES

• The No. 50 album this week, Snow Patrol's "Eyes Open" (Polydor/A&M/Interscope), sold 15,000.
• The No. 50 album for the same week of 2006, Billy Currington's "Doin' Something Right" (Mercury), sold 17,000.
• Average total of the No. 50 album for the same week of the year during the past 10 years (1998-2007): 22,030.



PROGRESS REPORTS

• The Red Hot Chili Peppers become the second act to twice top the Alternative chart with three songs from an album as "Snow ((Hey Oh))" climbs 2-1. "Snow" is the third straight track from "Stadium Arcadium" to ring the bell -- equaling the band's output from its 1999 album, "Californication." That matches the feat Green Day achieved with its 1994 set "Dookie" and 2004's "American Idiot": Both contained three chart-toppers ... Two bands take their maiden voyage on Alternative/Modern Rock, as the Kooks' "Naive" starts at No. 36 and Silversun Pickups bow at No. 40 with "Lazy Eye."


• Gomez had to wait more than eight years to crack the Triple A chart but needed just nine months more to land its first No. 1 as "See the World" moves into the top spot. "World" is the second track from "How We Operate" -- its seventh U.S. release -- to chart, following the title track, which peaked at No. 8 last August ... Also on Triple A, Robert Randolph & the Family Band debuts at No. 27 with "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That" while Barenaked Ladies begins at No. 29 with "Wind It Up." No, it's not the same song as the Gwen Stefani tune.


• After two weeks in the runner-up slot on Hot Country Songs, Rodney Atkins' "Watching You" steps 2-1 to become his second trip to the summit. He first notched No. 1 ink when "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)" reigned for four weeks starting with the chart dated Aug. 12, 2006. Following a 43-week chart run, that single finished as Billboard's No. 1 Country Song of the Year. Atkins' new single reaches No. 1 in its 18th week, much quicker than the 30 weeks "Hell" needed ... Former "American Idol" contestant Bucky Covington debuts at No. 57 with "A Different World." Lyric Street will release his debut album April 17.





Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
1 1 SOUNDTRACK Dreamgirls (Music World / Columbia / Sony Music)
*2 8 ROBIN THICKE The Evolution Of Robin Thicke (Overbrook / Star Trak / Interscope)
3 2 YOUNG JEEZY The Inspiration (Corporate Thugz / Def Jam / IDJMG)
4 5 AKON Konvicted (Konvict / Upfront / SRC / Universal Motown / UMRG)
5 3 NAS Hip Hop Is Dead (Def Jam / Columbia / IDJMG)
6 7 BEYONCE B'Day (Columbia / Sony Music)
7 10 MARY J. BLIGE Reflections (A Retrospective) (Matriarch / Geffen / Interscope)
8 6 CIARA Ciara: The Evolution (LaFace / Zomba)
9 12 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FutureSex/LoveSounds (Jive / Zomba)
10 4 OMARION 21 (T.U.G. / Epic / Columbia / Sony Music)
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week
Top Country Albums

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
1 1 RASCAL FLATTS Me And My Gang (Lyric Street / Hollywood)
2 2 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Some Hearts (Arista / Arista Nashville / RMG)
3 3 KEITH URBAN Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing (Capitol Nashville )
4 4 RODNEY ATKINS If You're Going Through Hell (Curb )
5 5 BRAD PAISLEY Time Well Wasted (Arista Nashville / SBN)
*6 20 SOUNDTRACK Broken Bridges (Show Dog Nashville )
7 6 SUGARLAND Enjoy The Ride (Mercury / UMGN)
8 8 TAYLOR SWIFT Taylor Swift (Big Machine )
9 7 JOSH TURNER Your Man (MCA Nashville / UMGN)
10 9 GEORGE STRAIT It Just Comes Natural (MCA Nashville / UMGN)
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week
Hot Singles Sales

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
*1 46 RICH BOY FEAT. POLOW DA DON Throw Some D's (Zone 4 / Interscope)
*2 2 TOBYMAC Made To Love (ForeFront )
3 1 BEYONCE Irreplaceable (Columbia )
*4 9 SEAN BAKER Passion Party (Tyranny )
5 6 LIL' BASS FEAT. JT MONEY Kool Aid (Pipeline )
6 3 KATHARINE MCPHEE Somewhere Over The Rainbow/My Destiny (RCA / RMG)
7 4 THE SHINS Phantom Limb (Sub Pop )
8 10 MADONNA Jump (Warner Bros. )
*9 New TEE-N-TEE Dance, Dance, Dance (Tee-N-Tee )
10 7 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FEAT. T.I. My Love (Jive / Zomba)
* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week
Top Pop Catalog Albums

Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
1 2 DANE COOK Harmful If Swallowed (Comedy Central )
2 1 GUNS N' ROSES Greatest Hits (Geffen / Interscope)
3 4 BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND Greatest Hits (Capitol )
4 5 PINK FLOYD Dark Side Of The Moon (Capitol )
5 7 RASCAL FLATTS Feels Like Today (Lyric Street / Hollywood)
6 9 THE BEATLES 1 (Apple / Capitol)
*7 15 TOBYMAC Momentum (ForeFront )
8 10 THE DOORS Best Of The Doors (Elektra / Asylum / Elektra)
9 8 JOURNEY Journey's Greatest Hits (Legacy / Columbia / Sony Music)
10 14 CREED Greatest Hits (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: America's "Here and Now," Frank Sinatra's "Romance: Songs From the Heart," Diana Ross' "I Love You," the Byrds' "There Is a Season," the Smithereens' "Meet the Smithereens: Tribute to the Beatles" and Roxette's "A Collection of Hits - Their 20 Greatest Songs."
• Next week's Billboard 200 competes with the same week in 2006 when: Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" headed back to the top with 97,000 while the previous week's No. 1, Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough," slipped to No. 2 (95,000). The Hot Shot Debut on the chart belonged to Too Short at No. 80 with "Pimpin' Incorporated" (11,000). No albums on the chart sold more than 100,000 units.

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