'Now 30,' 'Hannah' lead Billboard 200

A dozen new albums break into top 20

After last week, where the top debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart was at No. 8, this week the chart gets blasted with a bevy of new arrivals. A full dozen debuts bow in the top 20 -- the most the chart has ever seen.

Leading the pack of new entries are the "Now That's What I Call Music 30" compilation (Universal/EMI/Sony Music/Zomba/UMe) with 146,000 at No. 1 followed by the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack (Walt Disney) at No. 2 with 139,000. Keri Hilson's debut album "In a Perfect World" (Mosley/Zone 4/Interscope/IGA) enters at No. 4 with 94,000.

Also starting in the top 20: Papa Roach's "Metamorphosis" (DGC/Interscope/IGA) at No. 8 with 44,000, Jim Jones' "Pray IV Reign" (E1/Columbia/Sony Music) at No. 9 with 43,000, Martina McBride's "Shine" (RCA Nashville/SMN) at No. 10 with 41,000, Mastodon's "Crack the Skye" (Relapse/Sire/Reprise/Warner Bros.) at No. 11 with 41,000, Blue October's "Approaching Normal" (Brando/Universal Motown/UMRG) at No. 13 with 37,000, Slim Thug's "Boss of All Bosses" (Boss Hogg Outlawz/E1) at No. 15 with 32,000, John Rich's "Son of a Preacher Man" (Warner Bros. [Nashville]/WRN) at No. 16 with 31,000, Eric Church's "Carolina" (Capitol Nashville) at No. 17 with 31,000 and Yanni's "Voices" (Yanni Wake/Disney Pearl Series/Walt Disney) at No. 20 with 26,000.

Last week's No. 1, Kelly Clarkson's "All I Ever Wanted" (S/19/RCA/Sony Music), falls to No. 5 with 52,000 (down 43%). U2's "No Line On the Horizon" (Island/Interscope/IGA) slips from No. 2 to No. 6 with 51,000 (down 33%). The "Twilight" soundtrack (Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic/AG) holds at No. 3 with 102,000 (up 37%). Lady GaGa's "The Fame" (Streamline/KonLive/Cherrytree/Interscope/IGA) finds itself at No. 7 with 45,000 (down 10%), down from No. 5 last week.

Next week, the Billboard 200 should greet new albums in form of Flo Rida's "R.O.O.T.S." (Poe Boy/Atlantic), Keith Urban's "Defying Gravity" (Capitol Nashville), Diana Krall's "Quiet Nights" (Verve), Prince's Target-exclusive "LotusFlow3r," Rodney Atkins' "It's America" (Curb), UGK's "UGK 4 Life" (UGK/Jive/JLG) and Bow Wow's "New Jack City, Pt. II" (Columbia/Sony Music).

Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending March 29) totaled 6.77 million units, up 10% compared to the sum last week (6.13 million) and down 12% compared to the same sales week of 2008 (7.71 million). Year to date album sales stand at 90.4 million, down 13.5% compared to the same total at this point last year (104.5 million).
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