Wednesday, May 28, 2008

3 Doors Down Cruises To No. 1 On Album Chart

A trio of new releases top The Billboard 200 this week, with 3 Doors Down's self-titled Universal Republic effort leading the charge at No. 1. The effort moved 154,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, making it the band's second chart-topping album.

3 Doors Down's last effort, "Seventeen Days," also started in the penthouse in 2005. So far, all four of the group's releases have reached the top 10 and have collectively sold 11.4 million copies.

UGK rapper Bun B's "II Trill" debuts at No. 2 with 98,000. The Rap-A-Lot/Asylum set is led by the single "That's Gangsta" featuring Sean Kingston and comes on the heels of the appropriately titled "Trill," which debuted and peaked at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 in 2005 with an opening sales frame of 118,000.

"Dancing with the Stars" champ-turned-country-singer Julianne Hough's self-titled Mercury Nashville debut enters at No. 3, moving 67,000. The single "That Song In My Head" rises 32-29 on the Hot Country Songs chart this week.

Reprise's retrospective Frank Sinatra collection "Nothing But the Best" falls 2-4 with 54,000, a 45% slip in sales. Last week's No. 1, Death Cab For Cutie's "Narrow Stairs" (Atlantic), descends to No. 5 with a 63% dip to 53,000. Leona Lewis' Syco/J set "Spirit" falls a notch 5-6 with 50,000 (-20%).

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