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Katy Perry Tops Hot 200, Beating Fantasia and Ending Eminem's Reign

September 2, 2010 (5:01 am) GMT
This week actually is double victory for Katy Perry since she also rules the Digital Songs chart in addition to securing the top spot on Billboard Hot 200.
Katy Perry Tops Hot 200, Beating Fantasia and Ending Eminem's Reign

scores her best week sale and first No. 1 record debut with sophomore set "". The album bows 192,000 copies, outselling another new release 's "" and former Billboard Hot 200 champ 's "".

Since Katy claims the first position, Fantasia who pulls in 117,000 units is forced to land at the runner-up spot and the Slim Shady who adds 98,000 in the "Recovery" tenth week has to end his reign on the U.S. albums chart by falling to No. 3. "Before I purr off to dreamland I want to say THANK YOU! Thank you so much for my FIRST #1 RECORD DEBUT! I couldn't have done it without YOU," Katy thanked her fans on Twitter.

The impressive chart performance has made the "California Gurls" hitmaker the first solo female act to rule the albums chart since did so with "" in January this year. Adding to the achievement which has been predicted by music experts since last week, Katy gets the album's title track moving up one spot from No. 2 to No. 1 on Digital Songs chart with additional 259,000.

Back on Hot 200, the chart is dominated by new entries like what happened last week. 's "" arrives at No. 4, 's "" follows at the next spot, 's "" lands at No. 8 and 's "" rounds up the Top 10 in its opening week.

The last week's new entries which are able to stay at the Top 10 are 's "Intimacy" which drops from the second place to the sixth slot and 's "" which gives up its third place and sits at No. 9 this week. Another holdover is "" from . The album manages to move up one spot to No. 7.

Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200:

  1. "" - (192,000)
  2. "" - (117,000)
  3. "" - (98,000)
  4. "" - (46,000)
  5. "" - (42,000)
  6. "Intimacy" - (30,000)
  7. "" - (29,000)
  8. "" - (29,000)
  9. "" - (28,000)
  10. "" - (25,000)

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