In a week dominated by Michael Jackson sales, the compilation album Now That’s What I Call Music Volume 31 debuted at the top of the Billboard Album Chart selling over 169-thousand copies. The album features songs from Charice, Britney Spears, Lady GaGa, Jamie Foxx, Beyonce, Kid Cudi, P!nk, The Ting Tings and more.
According to Nielsen SoundScan figures, the top ten is dominated by debuts.
Brad Paisley bows in at number two with American Saturday Night, Rob Thomas’ new album Cradlesong is at number three and a new Wilco album debuts at number four.
The Black Eyed Peas fall from the top spot to number five with The E.N.D., while Jeremih debuts at number six with his self-titled album.
Metal monsters Killswitch Engage rock the chart with their self-titled album coming at number seven, while the virginal Jonas Brothers fall six spots to number eight with Lines, Vines & Trying Times.
Eminem drops four spots to number nine with Relapse and Lady GaGa continues chart dominance with another week in the top ten. Her Fame album has sold more than 1.1 million copies since its release six months ago.
Here’s this week’s Billboard 200 (week ending 7/18/09)
- Now That’s What I Call Music! 31
- Brad Paisley – American Saturday Night
- Rob Thomas – Cradleson
- Wilco – Wilco (The Album)
- The Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D.
- Jeremih – Jeremih
- Killswitch Engage – Killswitch Engage
- Jonas Brothers – Lines, Vines & Trying Times
- Eminem – Relapse
- Lady GaGa – The Fame
And that’s it for Top 10 debuts this week. What do you think of this week’s numbers?
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