Disney singer/actress Demi Lovato took the no. 1 spot this week on the Billboard 200, but we still had a few urban acts within the top tier, including the release of Jordin Sparks’ sophomore release.
Slipping one spot to no. 3 is Maxwell’s comeback album, BLACKsummers’night, which nears gold-selling numbers with another 72,000 copies sold this week.
The Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D. also fell one spot to no. 6 this week with 52,000 copies sold, putting its total sales numbers to nearly 780,000.
Jordin Sparks’ sophomore album, Battlefield, opens at no. 7 with 48,000 copies sold. It’s the “American Idol” winner’s second top 10 set, as her 2007 self-titled debut entered and peaked at No. 10 with 119,000.
Then, Lady GaGa’s The Fame takes no. 10 with 28,000 copies, while Eminem’s Relapse falls to no. 11 with another 25,000 sold.
To round out the top 20 is Twista’s latest album, Category F5, selling 19,000 copies.
That pretty much does it this week.
According to Billboard.com, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending July 26) totaled 6.25 million units, down 7.8% compared to the sum last week (6.78 million) and down 20.3% compared to the same sales week of 2008 (7.84 million).