Another former #1, Trick Daddy's R.U.S.H., debuts at #6 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, with The Voice's Christina Aguilera's new album, Bionic, debuts at #7 in the process. The former #1 is the album's only track on the chart, as Aguilera wasn't able to fit a new single on the album.
Number 5 is the return of Rock Your Body, a former #1 hit from the mid-'90s. The tune is featured on The Game's new album, Dirty South, which debuts at #4, as does R.E.D. Album, the soundtrack to the 2009 drama RED. The album is the second soundtrack to have its own #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, joining Mona Lisa Smile.
The next most successful album this week is U2's No Line on the Horizon, which debuts at #8 with 50,000 copies sold. The rock group's first studio album since How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb debuted at #3 last October.
In the third spot, another new entry, Sean Kingston's Tomorrow, moves up a spot to #9, although it should be noted that the R&B group is facing a similar challenge as Genius Loves Company, which bowed at #5 last week. With just one track on the chart, Tomorrow is the first single from Kingston's second album, Tomorrowland, which is on its way to the top of the Billboard 200 list.
The O album held onto the #1 spot this week, with a sales gain of more than 400,000. The biggest sales gain of the week belonged to In the Meantime, which sold more than 26,000 copies, a gain of almost 2,000. The album also moved to #1 on the Top Country Albums chart.
The top five album this week were all by the same artist. The Game moved to the top, In the Meantime moved to #2, Emancipation of Mimi moved to #3, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below moved to #4, and The Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP moved to #5 with more than 26,000 copies. The TM LP 827ec27edc