On this week’s Billboard 200, it’s country trio Rascal Flatts, and Hannah Montana who take the top spots, but we also see debuts from the likes of Jadakiss and Mims, as well.
In at no. 3 is Jadakiss’ The Last Kiss, which earned the New York rapper his third consecutive top five charting. The album sold 135,000 copies, following his last album, 2004’s Kiss of Death, which opened at no. 1 with 246,000 copies.
Later down the line, you have Prince who plunged from no. 2 to no. 9 this week with his Target exclusive triple-disc set Lotus Flow3r/MPLSound/Elix3r. The collection includes one-disc from Prince protégé Bria Valente. It sold 66,000 this week.
And slipping one spot to no. 10 is Lady GaGa’s The Fame, selling 56,000 copies.
Outside the top 10, there is Keri Hilson’s debut, In A Perfect World…, coming in at no. 15 with nearly 33,000 copies this week; Flo Rida’s R.O.O.T.S. landed at no. 17 with nearly 32,000 copies; and UGK’s final album, UGK 4 Life landed at no. 20, after opening at no. 6 last week, selling 26,000 copies in its second week.
As for debuts…
New York rapper Mims debuts at a disappointing no. 53, selling just over 12,000 copies of his sophomore project Guilt. And Yo Gotti enters at dead last at no. 200 with CM2, selling 3,000 copies.
According to Billboard.com, sales are at 7.83 million units this week, up 6% from last year’s 7.36 million units. This week’s tally is 10% higher than last week’s 7.11 million units.