Latest proves McGraw won't let go of No. 1 spot
Seven newcomers enter the top 10Tim McGraw's "Let It Go" bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in a week with seven releases that debut in the top 10.
The Curb effort sold 325,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving the country superstar his fourth No. 1 on the tally and his ninth on the Top Country Albums list. His previous studio set, 2004's "Live Like You Were Dying," moved 766,000 in its first week.
The 24th installment in the "Now" compilation series enters at No. 2, selling 230,000. It's the worst debut sales week for a "Now" album since 2003's "Now 13" sold only 171,000. Every one of the collections has cracked the chart's top 10.
Rapper Young Buck notches his second top-three album as "Buck the World" (G-Unit/Interscope) starts at No. 3 with 140,000. It's the follow-up to 2004's "Straight Outta Ca$hville," which also landed at No. 3 with 261,000. In addition, "Buck the World" opens at No. 1 on Top R&B/ Hip-Hop Albums, his first chart-topper on that tally.
With help from the Hot 100-topping hit "This Is Why I'm Hot," Mims' "Music Is My Savior" debuts at No. 4 with 78,000. The Capitol set is the artist's first album. Akon's "Konvicted" (SRC/Universal) climbs a spot to No. 5 with 67,000 copies, a sales decrease of 3%. Daughtry's self-titled RCA debut dropped two spots to sixth, selling 66,000 (off 13% from the previous week).
Good Charlotte's fourth Daylight/Epic album, "Good Morning Revival," bows at No. 7, also with 66,000 units. The rock troupe's previous set, 2004's "The Chronicles of Life and Death," had a much stronger entry at No. 3 with 199,000.
Elton John earns his 16th top 10 album with the retrospective "Rocket Man: Number Ones" (Rocket/Island), which enters at No. 9 with 49,000. The British songwriter's last set to reach the top 10 was "The Big Picture," which also hit No. 9 in 1997. This is John's seventh hits compilation to enter the chart.
Jennifer Lopez's first Spanish-language effort, "Como Ama Una Mujer," bows at No. 10 with 48,000. Her previous studio set, 2005's "Rebirth," entered the big chart at No. 2.
Redman's long-awaited Def Jam set "Red Gone Wild" debuts at No. 13 with 44,000. Rapper Lil' Flip starts right behind him at No. 14 with "I Need Mine" (Asylum/Warner Bros., 43,000). Stevie Nicks' Reprise hits compilation "Crystal Visions … The Very Best of Stevie Nicks" earns a No. 20 entry with 34,000, while the "Disneymania 5: Music Stars Sing Disney Hits … Their Way!" compilation debuts at No. 27.
Katie Hasty is an online editor at Billboard.com.