50 Cent's "The Massacre" notches a sixth week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales down 22% from last week to 165,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) notches a sixth week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales down 22% from last week to 165,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Faith Evans arrives as second-in-command with "The First Lady," which starts with 157,000. The set, her first for Capitol, earns Evans her highest debut and biggest sales week ever; it also becomes her first No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Her last album, 2001's "Faithfully" (Bad Boy), entered at No. 14 with 101,000 units and has sold 834,000 to date.

In a week of sales declines for all the top albums, Beck's "Guero" (Interscope) slips 2-3, down 50% to 81,000 units.

"Now 18" (Sony BMG/Universal/EMI/Zomba/Epic) manages a 5-4 gain despite a 24% sales decline to 77,000 copies. It knocks 112's "Pleasure & Pain" (Def Soul/IDJMG) down 4-5, on a 48% drop to 61,000.

Will Smith's "Lost and Found" (Interscope) holds steady at No. 6, despite a 39% dip to 60,000, while Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) jumps 10-7 on a relatively small 8% drop to 59,000. Beanie Sigel's "The B. Coming" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam) falls 3-8, down 56% to 57,000.

Lisa Marie Presley's "Now What" (Capitol) enters The Billboard 200 at No. 9 with 56,000 units. 2003's "To Whom It May Concern" fared a bit better, opening at No. 5 with 142,000; that album has sold 590,000 to date.

Jack Johnson's "In Between Dreams" (Brushfire) dips 8-10, on a 16% fall to 55,000 units.

Debuting at a career-best No. 12 is Donnie McClurkin's "Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs" (Verity), with 52,000 copies. 2003's "Donnie McClurkin ... Again" debuted at No. 31 with 37,000.

Joss Stone rockets 76-18 with "Mind, Body & Soul," thanks to last week's appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." The S-Curve set gains 170% to 37,000. Oprah also helps boost Chris Botti's "When I Fall in Love" (Sony), which returns to The Billboard 200 at No. 47 after a one-week hiatus, on a 278% increase to 19,000 units.

"The Best of Brandy" (Atlantic) opens at No. 27 with 26,000 units. Last year's studio album, "Afrodisiac," bowed at No. 3 with 131,000 and has sold 395,000 to date.

Hot Hot Heat's major-label debut, "Elevator" (Sire/Reprise), opens at No. 34. It's the band's biggest sales week by far, with 21,700 units. Hot Hot Heat's 2003 Sub Pop effort, "Make Up the Breakdown," peaked at No. 146 and has sold 246,000 copies to date.

The fourth installment of "The OC: Music From the OC" (Warner Bros.) comes in at No. 56 with 16,000. Last year's first installment debuted at No. 52 with 23,000 and has sold 243,000 to date.

Overall U.S. album sales are down 6.6% from last week at 9.7 million units, about 23% behind the same week last year. Year-to-date sales are down 9% at 155 million units.

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