Album Charts: NY Band Vampire Weekend At #1, Omarion Earns Top 20 Debut

Omarion - OllusionWhile this week’s top slot was taken by a New York band called Vampire Weekend, followed by Susan Boyle and Ke$ha, the usual suspects continue to hold down the top 10 spots of the week.

Aside from the no. 1 spot, the second highest debut this week comes from Omarion, whose new album Ollusion opens at no. 19 with 19,000 copies sold.

O’s last solo album was 2006’s 21. That album debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 119,000 sold in its first week, thanks to his hit single, “Ice Box.” Then, he dropped a collaborative album with Bow Wow the following year, titled Face Off, which peaked at no. 11.

Lady Gaga’s The Fame dropped one spot to no. 4 this week with 64,000, while her The Fame Monster EP climbed to no. 6 with 36,000, thanks to her “Oprah Show” debut last Friday (January 15).

Alicia Keys’ The Element of Freedom dipped one spot to no. 5 this week with 48,000, and Mary J. Blige’s Stronger With Each Tear places at no. 7 with 35,000 copies.

And closing out the top 10 is the Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D., dropping two slots, with 32,000.

Rihanna came in at no. 13 with Rated R selling 24,000, and Lil Wayne’s We Are Young Money compilation lands at no. 18 with 21,000 copies.

That wraps things up this week. To cop any of these new releases, head over to

Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Jan. 10) totaled 5.69 million units, down 4% compared to the sum last week (5.91 million) and down 3% compared to the comparable sales week of 2009 (week ending Jan. 18; 5.89 million).

  1. YM did da right diz nigga o don’t even b singin time 4 lloyd 2 get dat shine da right way

  2. Majority of this ish truly suxs! I’m going to check out the band in the number one spot, Vampire Weekend.

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