Album Charts: Jill Scott Earns #1 Album With ‘The Light Of The Sun’

Light of the Sun - coverart - Jill ScottR&B singer Jill Scott ruled the Billboard 200 this week, and celebrated her first #1 album with her latest effort, The Light of the Sun.

Her fourth studio LP hit #1 this week, selling 135,000 copies, beating out Bad Meets Evil (Eminem & Royce Da 5’9), and a new album from Pitbull.

Scott’s 2000 debut, Who Is Jill Scott?, peaked at #17, and she went on to release three more studio albums, a live set and a collaborations collection.

Last week’s #1, Bad Meets Evil’s Hell: the Sequel, fell five slots to #6 this week, selling another 63,000 copies.

And, in at #7 was Pitbull’s latest album, Planet Pit, selling 55,000 in its first week. The album is Pit’s second top 10 set, following 2009’s Rebelution, which debuted and peaked at #8.

LMFAO’s new album, Sorry For Party Rocking, opens at #12 with 27,000 sold; and closing out the top 20 is Bruno Mars’ Doo-Wops & Hooligans, selling another 19,000 to put him at #18.

Much later in the rankings is Seattle-based emcee, Grieves, who snagged his first Top 200 appearance with Together/Apart. The Rhymesayers Entertainment recording artist debuted at #112, selling 4,000 copies.

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

According to, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending June 26) totaled 5.92 million units, down 6% compared to the sum last week (6.30 million) and down 2% compared to the comparable sales week of 2010 (6.07 million).

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