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Justin Bieber's 'My World 2.0' Rules Hot 200, Beating Monica's

April 1, 2010 (2:24 am) GMT
The Canadian teen pop star becomes the youngest solo male artist to top the U.S. albums chart since 1963.

As previously predicted, indeed takes the No. 1 position on Billboard Hot 200 with his new album "". It has sold around 283,000 copies in its opening week, topping another newcomer, 's "".

This becomes Justin's first chart-topper and best sales week. When he dropped his first album "My World" in November last year, this Canadian singer could only debut at No. 6 with 137,000 copies. But in anticipation of the follow-up, the 2009 record rises to No. 5 this week with 50,000.

Beside blocking his seniors from the top spot, Justin has also broken U.S. record by becoming the youngest solo male artist to reach No. 1 on the country's albums chart since 13-year-old topped the list with "Little Stevie Wonder/The 12 Year Old Genius" in 1963.

Back to the chart, Monica's latest album secures the runner-up position. Led by single "Everything to Me", it arrives on the chart with 184,000 copies. The next spot belongs to the latest edition of "Now That's What I Call Music!" compilation featuring hit singles from the likes of , and . Last week's champ 's "", meanwhile, is forced to drop to the fourth slot. The country music effort shifts 78,000 copies, passing 1.5 million mark in just over two months of release.

Another highest new entry on the chart is "". The album from duo consisting of and M. Ward has pulled in around 47,000 units. The rest of the chart has ' "" at No. 7 with 45,000, 's "" at No. 8 with 41,000, 's "Here I Am" at No. 9 with 39,000 and ' "" rounding up the Top 10 with 34,000 copies.

Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200:

  1. "" -
  2. "" -
  3. "Now That's What I Call Music!" - various artists
  4. "" -
  5. "My World" -
  6. "" -
  7. "" -
  8. "" -
  9. "Here I Am" -
  10. "" -

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