Six new albums debut in the top 10 slots of The Billboard 200, with R&B artist Musiq Soulchild's "Luvanmusiq" new at No. 1. The Atlantic set sold 149,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. Soulchild also hit No. 1 in 2002 with "Juslisen"; sales of the new album were fueled by the single "Buddy," which is in the top five on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Musiq Soulchild takes his "Luvanmusic" straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200, giving the R&B singer his second chart-topper ... Five other acts' albums debut in the top 10 this week: Lloyd, Rich Boy, Neil Young, Amy Winehouse and 8Ball & MJG. The big chart also greets new entries from Brit import James Morrison, rockers Type O Negative, the Fratellis, the latest "Radio Disney Jams" set and the newest from Aqualung ... In Progress Reports, we've got updates on Daughtry, 30 Seconds to Mars, the Bravery and new country act Flynnville Train.
Fergie earns her second No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with the 8-1 surge of "Glamorous" featuring Ludacris. Moving 166,000 digital downloads, the track is this week's biggest digital sales gainer and No. 1 on the Hot Digital Songs tally for the first time. In its nine week history on the Hot 100, "Glamorous" has fallen in and out of the top tier due to its availability online.
U.K. singer Amy Winehouse heads across the Atlantic with her hit sophomore album, Lloyd and Rich Boy ride hot singles to chart success and Neil Young unearths a vintage Toronto gig in this week's Hot Product.