Colbie Caillat practiced a little bit of reverse psychology as she waited for the numbers to come in for her sophomore album, "Breakthrough" -- which is No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 106,000.
"You always hope for the best, but you never actually think it's going to happen," Caillat told Billboard.com from England, where she's currently touring. "I never want to get my hopes up. Everyone kept saying, 'I think it's gonna be No. 1. It's gonna be No. 1. It looks like it,' and I just kept trying to ignore it 'cause I didn't want it to not happen.
"And now that it is happening, I can't believe it. I'm so excited. I'm so thankful. I've grown up a lot over the past two years and I...just knew exactly what I wanted for the record and I was able to express that to my producers and the people I wrote songs with. To be able to do it the way I wanted and it actually turned out the way I wanted feels like such an accomplishment."