Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise/Warner) holds for a second consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales up 0.3% from last week to 100,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise/Warner) holds for a second consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales up 0.3% from last week to 100,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It is one of only two top-10 albums to see a gain this week, although the average declines are smaller than last week.
Eminem, who remains at No. 2 for a second week with "Encore" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope), slides 16% to 84,000 units.
Shania Twain joins Green Day as the only other top 10 act with a gain, as her Mercury Nashville greatest hits compilation bolts 7-3 on an 8% increase to 74,000.
A slight 2% fall secures John Legend's place at No. 4 for a second week, as "Get Lifted" (Sony Urban Music/Columbia) moves 73,000 copies.
A 13% decrease sends Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz's "Crunk Juice" (TVT) down 3-5 with 70,000. Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway" (RCA) is bolstered 10-6 despite a 10% sales slump to 60,000. Usher's "Confessions" (LaFace/Zomba) also gets a boost, moving 9-7 despite a 17% drop to 56,000. "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z and Linkin Park: Collision Course" (Machine Shop/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam) is steady at No. 8 for a second week despite an 18% fall to 56,000.
Though it plummeted to No. 12 the week following its No. 1 debut last month, Ludacris' "Red Light District" (Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam South) has regained some footing. It's at No. 9 this week after a two-week stint at No. 5. Sales drop 26% to 55,000.
The 17th installment of "NOW That's What I Call Music!" (Sony BMG/Universal/EMI/Zomba/Capitol) moves 11-10 on a 15% decline to 53,000 units.
The weekend's top-grossing movie is also the top debut on The Billboard 200, as Capitol's "Coach Carter" soundtrack enters at No. 31 with 29,000 copies. The set features Chingy, Twista, the Game, Ciara and Kanye West. Another soundtrack -- Wind-Up's "Elektra: the Album," featuring Jet, Taking Back Sunday and Alter Bridge -- enters at No. 62 with 14,000.
With an 83% gain and 90-36 jump, Celine Dion's "Miracle" (Epic) far surpasses the sales gain of any other Billboard 200 act this week, spurred by a re-run of the Canadian songstress' appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." "Miracle," a photo/lullaby collaboration with Anne Geddes, bowed at No. 4 in October 2004.
Donny Osmond's "What I Meant to Say" (Decca) comes in at No. 137 with 7,000 units, and Madeleine Peyroux's "Careless Love" (Rounder) bows at No. 168 with 6,000. In other debuts, "15 Duranguenses De Corazon" (Disa) is No. 176, the "Napoleon Dynamite" soundtrack (Lakeshore) is No. 181, "Parranda Tequilera 2005" (Univision) is No. 184, and "Baby Einstein: Lullaby Classics" (Buena Vista) is No. 191.
Overall U.S. album sales are down 9.5% from last week to 9.6 million units. This is 8.6% lower than the comparable week last year. After two full weeks, total sales for 2005 are 20.3 million units, down 20% from the same time frame last year.