It ain't a scene, it's the first No. 1 for Fall Out Boy
EmptyRock quartet Fall Out Boy scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the Island set "Infinity on High." Fueled by the top 5 single "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race," the album sold 260,000 copies in its debut week, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures for the week ending Feb. 11.
After bowing at No. 1 last week, Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" (Blue Note) drops to No. 2 with 236,000. With only a 1% sales slide, Daughtry's self-titled RCA debut holds at No. 3 for a third week, selling 76,000 copies. Akon's "Konvicted" (SRC/ Universal) climbs back up two spots to No. 4 on 65,000 units scanned.
"High School Musical" star Ashley Tisdale opens at No. 5 with her Warner Bros. Records solo debut, "Headstrong," which sold 64,000. She previously became the first female artist to debut with two singles on the Hot 100 at the same time, with a pair of tracks culled from the Disney Channel telefilm's soundtrack.
Robin Thicke's "The Evolution of Robin Thicke" (Star Trak/ Interscope) continues to gain sales traction, moving up three spots to No. 6 with a 17% sales increase to 61,000. The "2007 Grammy Nominees" compilation enjoys a 28% boost, moving up three rungs to No. 7 with only a couple dozen copies fewer sold than Thicke.
North Carolina-based country singer Jason Michael Carroll had a big week with his Arista Nashville debut "Waitin' in the Country," which lands at No. 8 with 58,000 sold.
In its 34th week on the chart, Corinne Bailey Rae's self-titled Capitol debut re-enters the top tier, rocketing up eight spots to No. 9, shifting 52,000. The British singer-songwriter ap-peared alongside John Legend and John Mayer at the Grammys on Sunday and was nominated for best new artist.
Justin Timberlake, another omnipresent force at the Grammy ceremony, tops off the top 10 with "FutureSex/LoveSounds," which jumps six notches on 48,000 copies sold.
British rock troupe Bloc Party's sophomore album "Weekend in the City" (Vice/Atlantic) achieves a No. 12 entry with 48,000. The band's 2005 debut peaked at No. 114.
Album sales are up 4.7% from last week's total at 9.82 million units but down 22.4% from the same week in 2006. Overall albums sales for the year are down 15.8% from the year before at 53.3 million units.
Katie Hasty is an online editor at Billboard.com.