There was a lot of action on the charts this week. While Whitney Houston scored her fourth no. 1, Trey Songz, the Insane Clown Posse, and Pitbull all landed in the 200’s top tier.
Whitney Houston’s latest album, I Look To You, landed at no. 1, debuting with 305,000 copies sold. It’s her best opening sales week to date, and her first chart-topper since “The Bodyguard” soundtrack held the top slot for 20 weeks straight.
Houston’s two previous toppers was her self-titled album in 1986, and her 1987 sophomore set, Whitney.
Following Houston is singer Trey Songz’s new album, Ready, taking the no. 3 spot with 131,000 copies sold. The singer’s third album is supported by appearances by Drake, Gucci Mane, Fabolous and Soulja Boy.
Detroit indie group, the Insane Clown Posse, landed its second top 10 album with Bang! Pow! Boom!, sitting down at no. 4 with 50,000 units scanned.
Pitbull scored a decent debut, nabbing the no. 8 spot with his latest, Rebelution, selling 41,000 copies. It’s the Miami rapper’s fourth album, and boasts the hit singles “Krazy”, “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”, and its latest, “Hotel Room Service.”
The Black Eyed Peas continue to descend down the charts with The E.N.D.. This week, they took the no. 11 spot with 34,000 copies sold, and finally broke the million sales mark.
Maxwell’s BLACKsummers’night album fell to no. 15 this week with another 30,000 sold.
That’s the top 20, but we also had a couple other new releases down the way.
At no. 77 is Beanie Sigel with his first official release off of Def Jam, titled Broad Street Bully. It sold just 6,500 copies.
Then much later, at no. 160, Stones Throw Records’ funk/R&B sensation, Mayer Hawthorne, debuts with Strange Arrangement, selling just 3,000 copies.
According to Billboard.com, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Sept. 6) totaled 6.29 million units, up 8% compared to the sum last week (5.82 million) and down 7% compared to the same sales week of 2008 (6.75 million).