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Katie Hasty

An un-Common chart bow

For the first time in his 14-year career, Common tops the Billboard 200 with "Finding Forever."

‘Hairspray’ holding up well

After debuting at No. 1 last week, the "Now 25" hits compilation remains atop the Billboard 200 after moving 149,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, while the "Hairspray" soundtrack continues to zoom up the chart.

Now that’s another No. 1

The "Now That's What I Call Music!" hits compilation series adds another trophy to its collection of No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 this week. The 25th installment debuts at the summit after moving 223,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers for the week ending July 22, becoming the 12th No. 1 of the series.

Pumpkins can’t top ‘T.I.P.’

T.I.'s "T.I. vs. T.I.P." maintains its lead on the Billboard 200 for a second week after moving 175,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers for the week ending July 15. That's a 63% drop from the album's debut-week total of 468,000.

‘T.I.’ traps chart’s top spot

A release during the usually quiet Fourth of July week didn't deter sales of T.I.'s "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," which sold 468,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and the top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Bon Jovi’s road back to No. 1 ends with ‘Highway’

For the first time since 1988, Bon Jovi tops the Billboard 200. "Lost Highway" sold 292,000 units in the U.S. for the week ending June 24, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the rock troupe's biggest one-week tally since Nielsen began tracking sales in 1991.

Keith unleashes ‘Big Dog’

Toby 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.

Buyers taste the T-Pain

T-Pain's sophomore album "Epiphany" enters on top of the Billboard 200 in a week where six of the top 10 albums are new releases.

Kelly seduces buyers again

R. Kelly finds himself in a familiar spot atop the Billboard 200 with "Double Up," his sixth No. 1 album. The Jive set moved 386,000 copies in the U.S. for the week ending June 3, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Each of Kelly's 10 studio albums have reached either No. 1 or No. 2 on the big chart.

Maroon5 to 1 in a big way

In a week in which four of the five top albums on the Billboard 200 are debuts, Maroon5's "I Won't Be Soon Before Long" lands way ahead of the pack at No. 1. The band's A&M/Octone sophomore effort moved 429,000 copies in the U.S. for the week ending May 27, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

4 years later, Linkin Park is back with a vengeance

Linkin Park's "Minutes to Midnight" crashes the Billboard 200 in a big way this week, bowing at No. 1 with 623,000 copies sold, the highest first-week total of 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures for the week ending May 20.

Swingin’ all the way to top: Buble fends off Bone Thugs

Michael Buble scores his first chart topper as his 143/Reprise set "Call Me Irresponsible" moves up a notch to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in its second week. The album sold 145,000 copies in the U.S. for the week ending May 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan.