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Susan Boyle Blocks Rihanna From No. 1 on Hot 200

November 25, 2010 (6:48 am) GMT
Although the Billboard Hot 200 is flooded with new releases including the ones from Rihanna and 'Glee', Susan Boyle maintains her last week's position at the top spot.

stays strong at the first position on Billboard Hot 200, keeping this week's new releases away from the spot. Her second studio album and first holiday compilation, "", adds another 335,000 copies, slightly higher that its opening week which only drew 318,000 units.

Coming at No. 2 on the U.S. albums chart is 10-year-old . The 2010 runner-up of "" secures the spot with her mini album "" which contains only four songs. Tagged with an economical list price of $8, the holiday album bows with 239,000. This reportedly makes her the youngest female solo artist to debut in the Top 10 list.

Next, there is 's "" which lands at the third place with 207,000 copies. Although the November 16 effort debuts one spot lower than her 2007 critically-acclaimed "", the sale number is higher and marks her best U.S. chart sales debut to date.

The parade of new entries continues with arriving at No. 4, at No. 5, at No. 6, at No. 7, "" Christmas album at No. 8, and 's "" at No. 10. The only album which survives at the Top 10 beside Boyle's "The Gift" is 's "" which is now sitting at No. 9.

Next week, the Hot 200 is likely to have a new champion. 's "" is going head-to-head with 's "". Kanye is estimated to easily sell around 550,000 copies in its first week, and Minaj is predicted to begin with more than 400,000.

  1. "" - (335,000)
  2. "" - (239,000)
  3. "" - (207,000)
  4. "Illuminations" - (191,000)
  5. "" - (189,000)
  6. "" - (165,000)
  7. "Get Closer" - (162,000)
  8. ": The music, The Christmas Album" - various artists (161,000)
  9. "" - (146,000)
  10. "" - (63,000)


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