Kenny Chensey tops the Billboard 200

Fifth No. 1 and eighth top country album

Kenny Chesney scored his fifth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and eighth Top Country Album as "Lucky Old Sun" (BNA) moves 176,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. However, this marks the lowest sales debut for one of his studio album since "Everywhere We Go" bowed with 30,000 at No. 51 in 1999.

Chesney ends T.I.'s two-week reign atop the Billboard 200, as his Grand Hustle/Atlantic album "Paper Trail" falls 1-2 with 132,000, a 26% sales decline.

Singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne easily scores his best charting and sales week yet as his third album "Gossip in the Grain" (RCA) bows at No. 3 with 60,000. His 2006 set, "Till The Sun Turns Black," opened at No. 28 with 28,000, while his 2004 debut, "Trouble," moved 3,000 units in its first week, peaking at No. 189.

Metallica's Warner Bros. album "Death Magnetic" slips 2-4 with 51,000 (-23%), as Jennifer Hudson's self-titled Arista debut falls 4-5 with 46,000 (-27%). In its 54th week on the chart, Kid Rock's "Rock N Roll Jesus" (Top Dog/Atlantic) moves 45,000 on a 6% slip but ascends 7-6.

Keane's third Interscope album, "Perfect Symmetry" climbs on board at No. 7 with 43,000. The British rock band's last offering, 2006's "Under the Iron Sea," entered at No. 4 with 75,000. Ne-Yo's "Year of the Gentleman" (Def Jam) holds tight at No. 8 despite a 14% slip in sales to 40,000.
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