Keith unleashes 'Big Dog'
Country singer outruns FabolousToby Keith scores his third No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with "Big Dog Daddy." The Show Dog Nashville set moved 204,000 copies in the U.S. during the week ending June 17, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Keith's 2006 album, "White Trash With Money," sold more at 330,000 but debuted at No. 2.
Fabolous scores a chart best with "From Nothin' to Somethin' " (Desert Storm/Def Jam), which bows at No. 2 on 159,000 units sold. The rapper's most recent effort, 2004's "Real Talk," bowed at No. 6 with 179,000 in 2004; his previous charting best was 2003's "Street Dreams," which peaked at No. 3.
Paul McCartney's first Hear Music set "Memory Almost Full" sits tight at No. 3 with 107,000 copies, while Maroon 5's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" (A&M/Octone) climbs a notch to No. 4 with 87,000.
After bowing at No. 1 last week, T-Pain's "Epiphany" (Konvict/Nappy Boy/Jive) slips to No. 5, selling 82,000. Linkin Park's "Minutes to Midnight" (Machine Shop/Warner Bros.) ascends one rung to No. 6, also with 82,000, while Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" (SRP/Def Jam) falls five spots to No. 7 with 81,000.
DJ Khaled earns his first top 10 disc on the Billboard 200 with "We the Best" (Terror Squad), which debuts at No. 8 on 79,000 scanned. His 2006 release, "Listennn: The Album," started at No. 12 with 44,000.
The Traveling Wilburys' self-titled Rhino anthology arrives at No. 9 with 78,000. The package includes the supergroup's two original studio albums, both long out of print, along with bonus tracks and a DVD. The collection debuted Sunday at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart.
British soul singer Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" (Universal Republic) keeps the No. 10 spot warm for a second week, selling 74,000.
Queens of the Stone Age's "Era Vulgaris" (Interscope) debuts at No. 14 with 52,000. The California rock band's 2005 effort, "Lullabies to Paralyze," debuted and peaked at No. 5. The Warner Bros. charity compilation "Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur" enters right behind at No. 15 with 49,000, featuring John Lennon covers by acts including Green Day, R.E.M. and Avril Lavigne.
Album sales are up 9.5% from last week's total at 9.58 million units and down 7.9% compared with the same week last year.
Katie Hasty is an online editor at Billboard.com.