Maxwell made a huge return last week with a no. 1 album, but in his second week, a new album from rock band Daughtry pushed him out the top spot. Aside from Maxwell, the Billboard 200 also sees new releases from Joe and Twista.
At no. 2 is Maxwell’s BLACKsummers’night, selling another 103,000 copies this week, putting his total close to gold certifications. While the Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D. stays steady at no. 5 with 54,000 units scanned.
R&B singer Joe made a return this week as well, claiming his fourth top 10 album and second in less than a year as Signature arrives at no. 7 with 49,000 copies sold. Last year, his album Joe Thomas, New Man entered and peaked at no. 8, selling 54,00 in its first week.
Chicago rapper Twista claimed his fourth straight top 10 set with Category F5 opening at no. 8 with 45,000 copies sold, thanks to the success of his new single “Wetter.”
Eminem’s Relapse lands at no. 13 with 28,000 copies sold to round out the top teir of the chart’s list.
As for new releases, hip-hop group La Coka Nostra (consisting of House of Pain members Everlast and Danny Boy, as well as Ill Bill and others) landed at no. 84 to start with A Brand You Can Trust, selling 5,400 copies.
Then, Tech N9ne protege Krizz Kaliko debuted at no. 85 with Genius, selling 5,300 copies.
According to Billboard.com, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending July 19) totaled 6.78 million units, down 6.8% compared to the sum last week (7.27 million) and down 9.3% compared to the same sales week of 2008 (7.48 million).