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Britney Spears Leads Billboard Hot 200 With 'Femme Fatale'

April 7, 2011 (4:01 am) GMT
Scoring her sixth No. 1 album, Britney is tied with Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson as a female artist with the third-most chart toppers.

is victorious on Billboard Hot 200 this week. The 29-year-old pop singer rules the U.S. albums chart with her newly-released studio installment "" which has scanned 276,000 copies in its first week on sale.

It's Britney's second-lowest opening sales after her debut effort "" pulled in a smaller figure (121,000 at No. 1) in 1999. Although the "Femme Fatale" number couldn't match the first-week sale of her previous "Circus" (506,000), it's enough to lead her scoring her sixth chart-topping album.

This achievement makes Britney one of female artists with the third-most No. 1 albums along with and . Ahead of her, there are with seven chart toppers, and with nine.

Back to the chart, follows behind Britney with "" which claims the second spot with 197,000 units sold. The other new entries are 's "King of Limbs" at No. 6 (69,000), 's "" at No. 8 (50,000), and 's "" at No. 10 (42,000).

Surviving the axes at this week's top 10 which is flooded with new releases are 's "" which remains at No. 3, 's "" which falls to No. 4, "Songs for Japan" compilation which rises to No. 5, 's "" which slips to No. 7, and 's "" at No. 9.

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