'Now 24' muscles past rookies
EmptyThe "Now 24" hits compilation beats five new releases debuting in the top 10 this week, rising a notch to the top of the Billboard 200 in its second chart week. The set moved 213,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan for the week ending April 8.
Last week's chart topper, Tim McGraw's "Let It Go" (Curb), slips to No. 2 on 177,000 sold.
Martina McBride's RCA album "Waking Up Laughing" enters the chart at No. 3 with 144,000.
Hilary Duff scores her fourth consecutive top five bow with "Dignity," No. 4 with 140,000 sold.
Timbaland's "Timbaland Presents Shock Value" (Mosley Music Group/Interscope) bows at No. 5, moving 138,000 copies.
Beyonce's "B'Day" vaults from No. 69 to No. 6 on the release of a double-disc version of the album with six new songs.
The rest of the top 10: Daughtry's self-titled debut (RCA, No. 7, 98,000 units), Paul Wall's "Get Money, Stay True" (Swishahouse/Asylum/Atlantic, No. 8, 92,000), Akon's "Konvicted" (SRC/Universal, No. 9, 75,000) and Alison Krauss' "A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection" (Rounder, No. 10, 73,000).
Katie Hasty is an online editor at Billboard.com.