The U.S. Pop Album Chart's Top 10 Debut
Time goes by and the U.S. pop album chart also sees some changes in its Top 10 position. Make a surprise jump to the top of the chart is the soundtrack to the Disney cable TV movie "High School Musical", selling over 142,000 copies for the week ended Sunday. Thus, this is the second time since its release 10 weeks ago that the set seizes the No. 1 spot on the chart.
In the meantime, the week's 2nd position belongs to British singer/songwriter James Blunt whose album "Back to Bedlam" sold 126,000 copies in its 24th week. Bay Area rapper E-40 gloriously earns his first top 10 on the Billboard 200 in a decade as "My Ghetto Report Card" secures the 3rd rank with 94,000 copies. R&B singer Ne-Yo's former chart-topper "In My Own Words" climbs one place to No. 4 with 77,000 copies. Elsewhere, last week's champ, Juvenile's "Reality Check," slips to No. 5 with 75,000 copies in its second round.
At No. 6 on the chart is Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" which climbs one place with 64,000 copies. Matisyahu's "Youth", meanwhile, slips three places to No. 7 with 58,000 copies in its second week, and "The Legend of Johnny Cash" by Johnny Cash is at No. 8 with 56,000 copies. Rounding out the Top 10 is Fall Out Boy's "From Under the Cork Tree" which bounces 33 places to No. 9 with 52,000 copies, and "Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George" by Jack Johnson & friends which is in the 10 spot.
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