For a second week in a row, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" tops The Billboard 200. The J Records release sold 131,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Despite a 34% slip in s
For a second week in a row, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" tops The Billboard 200. The J Records release sold 131,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Despite a 34% slip in sales, the set is able to maintain its lead on the main album chart, as well as take over the helm on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart from Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough."
Dethroned on The Billboard 200 last week, "The Breakthrough" (Geffen) sits again at No. 2 there with 118,000 copies sold (-39%). Eminem's "Curtain Call: The Hits" also stays put at No. 3 with 109,000 units (-41%).
The week's biggest debut comes from New York fivesome the Strokes. With sales of 88,000, "First Impressions of Earth" (RCA) comes in at No. 4, the only title to enter in the top two-thirds of the chart. The album also tops Billboard's brand-new Top Rock Albums chart, which debuts online this week.
"First Impressions" is the third album from the Strokes and sports a top 15 Modern Rock track in first single "Juicebox." Coincidentally, the group's sophomore album, 2003's "Room on Fire," also debuted at No. 4, although with first week sales of 126,000. That set has sold 575,000 to date, while the group's 2001 debut, "Is This It," has sold 1 million.
"American Idol" star Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" sits at No. 5 for the third week in a row, though slipped 40% to sales of 81,000 copies. Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi" (Island Def Jam) rebounds 8-6 in its 39th week on the chart although sales fell 28% to 74,000.
The Notorious B.I.G.'s posthumous Bad Boy set, "Duets: The Final Chapter," falls 4-7 with 74,000 copies (-51%) while Kelly Clarkson's RCA release "Breakaway" re-enters the top tier, moving 12-8 with 64,000 (-23%). Black Eyed Peas' "Monkey Business" holds steady at No. 9 with 63,000 (-36%) and Nickelback's "All the Right Reasons" slides 7-10 with 58,000 (-44%) to close out the top 10.
At 11 million units, CD sales were down 34% from the previous week but up 7% compared to the same week a year ago. In the first complete chart week of 2006, sales trumped 2005 by 7%.