It’s a slow week on the charts, with the new “Twightlight” soundtrack for “New Moon” winning this week’s Billboard 200. However, acts like Jay-Z and the Black Eyed Peas stand strong within the top 10.
Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 fell just one spot this week to no. 4 with 43,000 copies sold, putting him at 1.15 million sold to date; while the Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D. holds steady at no. 6 with 35,000.
Later down the line, there’s U.K. singer Joss Stone with a new Target and iTunes-exclusive called Colour Me Free. She had the Billboard 200’s second-highest debut this week, arriving at no. 10 with 27,000 copies.
Then, outside the top 10, we have Mariah Carey’s Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel, selling 21,000 to put her at no. 14; and Whitney Houston rounds out the top 20 with I Look To You, selling 19,000 copies this week.
As far as new releases, Slaugherhouse’s Royce Da 5’9 opens at no. 111 with Street Hop, selling 4,600 copies.
And in at no. 129 is Melanie Fiona’s The Bridge, selling 4,200 copies to start.
According to Billboard.com, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Oct. 25) totaled 5.73 million units, down 2% compared to the sum last week (5.84 million) and down 19% compared to the same sales week of 2008 (7.07 million).