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The Big 10 Debuts on Billboard's Albums Chart

September 14, 2006 (4:23 am) GMT
Beyonce's "B'Day" celebrated its birth in stores by debuting atop the album charts, selling a massive 541,000 copies.

Having her second solo LP, "", tops the Billboard's album chart is the best birthday gift has ever received. The set, drooped Sept 4h just in time with the singer's 25th birthday, is debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 200, selling a massive 541,000 copies in its first week in stores.

Thus, the album marked Beyonce's second #1 debut on Billboard's albums chart. Back then in 2003, her debut solo album "" opened at #1, selling close to 317,000 units its first week in stores and going on to move more than 4.3 million copies since its release.

On "B'Day", with such record sales the set easily shunts off last week's chart champ 's "" to the 3rd rank in its second week on the chart, sold another 128,000 copies. Nearly 400,000 copies behind Beyonce is 's "" opens this week in the #2 slot, with close to 142,000 copies sold. 's self-titled is at 4th with more than 82,000, ahead of the soundtrack to "Cheetah Girls 2" at 5th with 68,000 copies sold.

The chart 's next best bows are 's "" at No. 6 with 64,000 sold, 's "" at the 7th position, sold another 60,000 copies, 's "" climbs two positions to #8 with 58,000 copies more sold, 's "" at No. 9, and 's "" finishing the chart's Top 10.

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