Toby Keith scores his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and his fifth chart-topper on Top Country Albums this week with "Big Dog Daddy." The Show Dog Nashville set moved 204,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Keith's 2006 album, "White Trash With Money" sold more at 330,000 but debuted at No. 2.
Toby Keith grabs his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "Big Dog Daddy" enters with 204,000 units. On the Top Country Albums chart, it also bows in the penthouse, giving Keith his fifth country No. 1 ... Other big debuts on The Billboard 200 this week come from Fabolous, DJ Khaled, Traveling Wilburys, Queens of the Stone Age, the "Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur" charity compilation, Eddie Levert and Gerald Levert, Enrique Iglesias, Paramore and DMX ... We've also got updates on Journey, the Tony Awards and "Spring Awakening," Brad Paisley, Sean Kingston and Social Distortion.
Bright Eyes and rock super group Hellyeah take advantage of a sleepy post-Easter sales week and snare top 10 bows on The Billboard 200 ... "Now 24" retains the No. 1 slot on the chart while Tim McGraw also holds at No. 2 ... Other debuts in the top 100 of The Billboard 200 chart include Chayanne, the Clark Sisters, Blonde Redhead, Brother Ali, Tiesto and From Autumn to Ashes ... In Progress Reports, we've got news on how Billy Currington's latest single has helped revive his "Doin' Somethin' Right" album, Ozzy Osbourne's return to the charts after two years and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's record-setting achievement on the Rhythmic and CHR/Top 40 radio charts.
The moniker "King George" has arguably never been more fitting. George Strait, whose first single hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1981, leads the pack with eight nominations going into next month's Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.