Destiny's Child Shoot Straight To No. 1
Destiny's Child's "Survivor" (Columbia) wastes no time in dethroning Janet Jackson's "All for You" (Virgin) from the top of The Billboard 200, selling more than 663,000 units in the U.S., according toDestiny's Child's "Survivor" (Columbia) wastes no time in dethroning Janet Jackson's "All for You" (Virgin) from the top of The Billboard 200, selling more than 663,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan. "All for You" slips to No. 2, selling a little less than half of its first-week total of 605,000 copies. The title tracks from both sets domintate The Billboard Hot 100, with Janet's "All for You" enjoying its fifth week at the top and "Survivor" holding down the No. 2 spot.
Elsewhere on The Billboard 200, Stevie Nicks' "Trouble In Shangri-La" (Reprise) has an impressive opening at No. 5, with pop act Eden's Crush's "Popstars" (London/Sire) right behind at No. 6. For Nicks, it's her highest album chart showing since "The Wild Heart" hit No. 5 in 1983.
The week's other top debuts come from inspirational act Point of Grace's Epic set "Free to Fly" at No. 20, rapper JT Money's "Blood Sweat and Years" (Freeworld/Priority) at No. 48, and country act Montgomery Gentry's "Carrying On" (Columbia) at No. 49.
Last week's big debuts fall off substantially from their first-week numbers. Tim McGraw's "Set This Circus Down" (Curb) slips 2-4 with a 47% drop-off in sales, while Case's "Open Letter" (Def Soul) falls off 30%. The Bee Gees' "This Is Where I Came In" (Universal) slides 16-33 with a 34% drop from its first week sales.
A handful of albums in the upper half of the chart post modest gains over last week's sales totals, led by rapper Nelly's "Country Grammar" (Fo' Reel/Universal), which rose 6% from last week, but actually slips 10-11 on the chart.
The new chart will be posted tomorrow (May 10) on Billboard.com.