Album Charts: Chris Brown Earns Second #1 With ‘Fortune’

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Chris Brown earned his second #1 album on the Billboard 200 this week, with Fortune debuting atop the chart with 134,000 copies sold in its first week.

It’s the singer’s fifth album, and boasts production by The Runners, Tha Bizness, Polow Da Don and Drake affiliate Boi-1da. Fortune follows Brown’s last release, and first #1, 2011’s F.A.M.E., which  started atop the Billbord 200 with more than double with 270,000.

Rick Ross’ Maybach Music compilation, Self Made 2, comes in at #2 this week, selling 35,000 to bring its total to 133,000 sold to date.

Later in the ranking, Flo Rida debuts at #14 with Wild Ones, selling 31,000 copies to start. The set is the Miami rapper’s fourth studio set, and is led by the title track single feature Sia.

Outside the top 20 releases, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy lands at #105, selling 4,000 copies of his independently released solo album, H.N.I.C. 3. The new album, released via his own Infamous imprint, features the likes of T.I., Wiz Khalifa and Mobb partner Havoc, as well as production from Alchemist, Sid Roams and Ty Fyffe.

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

According to Billboard.com, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending July 8) totaled 5.80 million units, up 1% compared with the sum last week (5.74 million) and up 9% compared with the comparable sales week of 2011 (5.34 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 156.26 million, down 3% compared with the same total at this point last year (160.81 million).

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