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Toby Keith Enters Hot 200 at No. 1 With Smallest Debut

October 14, 2010 (6:13 am) GMT
The country music album 'Bullets in the Gun' arrives with only 71,000 copies, but it's enough to block the other new entries from taking the first slot.

Despite the fact that his new album "" sells only 71,000 copies in its opening week, manages to debut at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200. It becomes his 11th Top-10 album and 4th chart topper, but marks the smallest debut at the top spot since SoundScan began powering the U.S. albums chart in May of 1991.

The chart actually has had its some previous champions scanning less copies than "Bullets in the Gun" 's selling number, only it's not in their first week. For example, earlier this year ": the Music, Volume 3: Showstoppers" soundtrack moved 63,000 in its second week at the top, while 's "" added a little over 60,000 in its fourth frame-in at the hot spot.

With Keith securing the first place, last week's champion is forced to settle at the runner-up position as his "" adds another 65,000. At the next spot, there is ' "" which arrives with 55,000.

's "" climbs up to No. 4, 's "" falls to No. 5, 's "" lands at the sixth. 's "" rises to No. 7, 's "" is back on the Top 10 at No. 8, 's "" drops to No. 9 and 's " remains at No. 10.

Outside the Top 10, can only debut at No. 13. The latest studio installment of the "" runner-up, "", opens with 24,000 copies.

Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200:

  1. "" - (71,000)
  2. "" - (65,000)
  3. "" - (55,000)
  4. "" - (52,000)
  5. "" - (43,000)
  6. "" - (37,000)
  7. "" - (37,000)
  8. "" - (32,000)
  9. "" - (32,000)
  10. "" - and The Scene (27,000)

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