The Charts: Ray J Outdone By UK Singer, But Has Best Charting Of His Career

By BallerStatus News Staff  |  04/17/2008

Ray JThis week atop the charts, British import Leona Lewis out does Ray J for the no. 1 spot.

Lewis, who was discovered by "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell, broke into the U.S with her smash single "Bleeding Love." Now, she enters the Billboard 200 at no. 1 with her debut album, Spirit, selling 205,400 copies, breaking a record along the way. She became the first U.K. solo artist to debut at the top spot since Rod Stewart in 2006, and the first female soloist since Sade in 1986.

Singer Ray J also entered the Top 10 this week, bowing at no. 7 with his new album, All I Feel. The new set sold 39,200 copies, thanks to the success of its first single, "Sexy Can I" featuring new artist Yung Berg. It's his highest charting to date.

Miami rapper, Rick Ross, grabbed the no. 8 spot with Trilla, which sold 34,300 copies. The album is closing in on gold sales at 4156,400.

Bad Boy Records' Danity Kane rounded out the top 10, at no. 10, with Welcome To The Dollhouse. The all-girl group's sophomore set sold another 27,700 copies this week, recording a 41% sales drop. Their numbers might rise though in the next month, when the group and their "Making The Band" male counterparts, Day26, hit the road for a national tour.

"Idol" winner, Jordin Sparks, saw a sales boost this week, thanks to her hit single "No Air" featuring Chris Brown. Her self-titled album nabbed no. 17 this week scanning 24,300 units.

And last within the top 20 is Day26 and their self-titled debut sitting down at no. 18, moving just 23,900 copies.