Album Charts: Jamie Foxx, Keyshia Cole Earn Highest Debuts On Billboard 200

For yet another week, Taylor Swift topped the Billboard 200 albums chart, followed by singer Susan Boyle, both of whom help down the no. 1 and 2 position, respectively. However, there are a few new releases from the likes of Jamie Foxx, Keyshia Cole, Keri Hilson, Ghostface Killah, and David Banner. After opening at no. 3 last week, Michael Jackson's Michael was down two spots to no. 5 this week with 150,000 copies sold...

Album Charts: New ‘Michael’ Album Opens At #3 — R. Kelly, Diddy-Dirty Money Land In Top 10

Taylor Swift beat out Susan Boyle for battle at the top of the charts, with the country singer coming in at no. 1 and Boyle at no. 2 on this week's Billboard 200. But new albums from Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and Diddy-Dirty Money were able to all grab spots in this week's top 10 positions. Michael Jackson's highly-anticipated Michael album enters the Billboard 200 this week at no. 3, selling 228,000 copies -- much more than initially projected...

Album Charts: T.I. Missed #1 With ‘No Mercy,’ Redman Barely Opens In Top 100

Susan Boyle, Taylor Swift, and the "Glee" Christmas album hold on firmly to the Billboard 200's top three slots this week, but a few recognizable hip-hop names continue selling, including T.I., who hold this week's highest debut. TIP's latest effort, No Mercy, begins at no. 4 on the charts this week, selling 159,000 copies to start. Its the ATL rapper's first new studio album to miss the no. 1 slot since 2004, when Urban Legend...

Album Charts: The Black Eyed Peas Off To Slow Start With ‘The Beginning’

The Black Eyed Peas were expected to top the Billboard 200 this week, but it was Scottish singer Susan Boyle who returned to the top of the charts after Kanye knocked her off the throne last week. Instead, the Peas' new album, The Beginning, starts at no. 6 with 119,000 in the first week, following their chart-topping last album, The E.N.D., which opened at no. 1 in 2009 with 304,000 its first week out...

Album Charts: Kanye West, Nicki Minaj Hold #1, 2 Spots On Billboard 200

As expected, new albums from Kanye West and Nicki Minaj hold the no. 1 and 2 slots, respectively, on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart, beating out debuts from Ne-Yo, Lloyd Banks, and Curren$y. West opened on top with his latest LP, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, selling 496,000 copies; and Minaj moved 375,000 of her Pink Friday debut to come in at no. 2. The numbers were slightly lower than expected ... but they'll take it...

Album Charts: Rihanna Earns Fifth Top 10 With ‘Loud’

Scottish singer Susan Boyle was able to remain at no. 1 for the second week in a row, despite brand new drops from Kid Rock and Rihanna, but Nelly also made a splash on the charts ... as well as a few others. Rihanna captured her fifth top 10 set with her latest effort, Loud, which lands at no. 3 with 207,000 copies sold -- her best sales week yet. The singer's five albums have all landed in the top 10 or better...

Album Charts: Kid Cudi’s Sophomore Album Opens At #3, Cee-Lo At #4

Although Scottish singer Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift hold down the top two positions on this week's Billboard 200, a few hip-hop projects are still making noise -- including new ones from Kid Cudi and Cee-Lo Green. Kid Cudi's sophomore effort, Man On The Man II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, enters the charts at no. 3, selling 169,000 in its first week. That number beats his debut set last year, which opened at no. 4 with 104,000...

Album Charts: Mariah Carey Earns #4 With X-Mas Album, But Country Reigns

This week's Billboard 200 albums chart is ruled by country music -- Taylor Swift holds no. 1 for second week in a row, while Jason Aldean and Sugarland take the following positions. There are still a few urban releases still holding onto the top 20. Mariah Carey's second holiday album, Merry Christmas II You, jingles in at no. 4 with 55,000 first week sales, marking the singer's 16th top 10 set...

Album Charts: Taylor Swift Sells A Million, Lil Wayne Climbs To #4

This week's Billboard 200 is ruled by Taylor Swift, whose third album, Speak Now, took the no. 1 spot with a shopping 1.4 million copies sold in its first week. It's the largest sales week for an album since 50 Cent dropped The Massacre in 2005. There's still a few albums making some noise though. Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being climbed one to no. 4 with 43,000, while and Eminem's Recovery went up three to no. 5 with 38,000...

Album Charts: Slow Week On The Charts, Lil Wayne Slips To #5

It's a slow week in hip-hop releases. Instead, country seems to be ruling with duo Sugarland taking the top slot on the Billboard 200, and rockers Kings of Leon in at no. 2. Last week's no. 1, Lil Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being, sell to no. 5 this week with 65,000 copies sold. His total so far is 323,000. Eminem's Recovery slipped three spots to no. 8 with 43,000; and Trey Songz' Passion, Pain & Pleasure lands at no. 17 with 23,000 sold, putting his total at 430,000...

Album Charts: Lil Wayne Shoots Back To #1 With ‘I Am Not A Human Being’

His album hit the Billboard 200 at no. 2 two weeks ago, and this week Lil Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being clawed its way back to no. 1 exclusively from download sales, reports Billboard.com. In its third chart week, the album moved from no. 16 to no. 1 with sales of 125,000, the largest leap to the top since January 2008 when Radiohead's In Rainbows went from 156 to 1.Eminem's Recovery fell one spot to no. 5...

Far East Movement Certified Platinum With Hit Single ‘Like A G6’

Los Angeles-based foursome, the Far East Movement, have scored a monster hit with their latest single, "Like A G6," which was certified platinum this week selling over 1.1 million copies to date. The song also remains at the no. 1 spot on the country's Digital Song chart and no. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second week in a row. Its off their recently released debut album, Free Wired...

Album Charts: Bruno Mars Earns #3 Debut, Waka Flocka’s ‘Flockaveli’ Opens At #6

Despite new releases from Bruno Mars, Waka Flocka Flame and Faith Evans, country music reigns supreme on this week's Billboard 200. While Toby Keith takes the top spot and Kenny Chesney is pushed to no. 2, Bruno Mars is right behind them with his debut album. Mars' debut, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, lands the second-highest debut this week, entering at no. 3 with 55,000...

Album Charts: Lil Wayne’s New ‘I Am Not A Human Being’ Lands At No. 2

It was country singer Kenny Chesney's week on the Billboard 200, as he beats out new releases from two hip-hop heavyweights in Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane. While Chesney did his thing, so did Lil Wayne with I Am Not A Human Being. The set opens at no. 2 with 110,000 copies sold ... digital copies that is. The set was initially intended as a digital-exclusive release, however...

Album Charts: John Legend & The Roots Earn Top 10 Debut With Collabo Album

This week's Billboard 200 is ruled by rock bands -- the Zac Brown Band lands the top spot, while Maroon 5's third album comes in as the runner up and Linkin Park falls from no. 1 last week to no. 3 this week with A Thousand Suns. But, there's atill a little hip-hop and R&B in the top tier. Eminem slides from no. 3 to no. 6 this week with Recovery, still selling a respectable 66,000 to take his total to over 2.6 million sold...

Album Charts: Linkin Park, Trey Songz Battle It Out For No. 1

It's another week, and another rundown of albums on the Billboard 200. This week, new releases from rock band Linkin Park and singer Trey Songz top the charts... who's on top though? It's Linkin Park's latest, A Thousand Suns, that give the band their fourth no. 1 album, selling 241,000, but Trey Songz was right behind them. In at no. 2 is Songz' fourth album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure...

Album Charts: Eminem Still Killing It, Young Buck’s Street Album At #55

Pop soul singer, Sara Bareilles, was able land the top spot with the release of her new album, but some of the hip-hop releases were able to make a little noise. Eminem's Recovery is still selling crazy. This week it sold another 81,000 and moved up once spot from last week to no. 2. His album has now sold 2.5 million since its release...

Album Charts: Fantasia, Katy Perry Knock Eminem Outta Billboard 200 Top Spot

Eminem was finally knocked outta the no. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 this week, thanks to new releases from Katy Perry and Fantasia. Perry's new Teenage Dream landed at no. 1 selling 192,000 giving the singer her best sales week to date, while former "American Idol" champ Fantasia starts at no. 2 with Back To Me selling 117,000 copies...

Album Charts: Eminem Won’t Budge From No. 1 With ‘Recovery’

Eminem is on a roll, and no one can seem to knock him outta the top spot of the Billboard 200 albums chart, as he sit atop the list for yet another week with his latest album, Recovery. Despite six debut, none were album to push Recovery out of no. 1. Instead, it sold another 116,000 to put the set at the top slot for its seventh non-consecutive week...