'Best' again: Lavigne disc holds off Joe


Avril Lavigne's "The Best Damn Thing" remains atop the Billboard 200 for a second week despite a 58% drop in sales. Her RCA effort sold 122,000 copies in the U.S, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures for the week ending April 27.

R&B singer Joe's sixth full-length set, "Ain't Nothing Like Me" (Jive), bows at No. 2 with 98,000, which ties the chart peak he hit with "My Name Is Joe" in 2000.

After entering at No. 2 last week, Nine Inch Nails' "Year Zero" (Nothing) slips to No. 3 with 58,000. The "Now 24" hits compilation slides a notch to No. 4 with 55,000, while Daughtry's self-titled RCA set climbs two to No. 5 with 49,000.

Akon's SRC/Universal set "Konvicted" keeps the No. 6 spot warm for a second week with 45,000, while British rock troupe Arctic Monkeys enters the chart with their sophomore set "Favourite Worst Nightmare" at No. 7, which shifted 44,000 units.

In its 76th chart week, Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" (Arista Nashville) ascends one spot to No. 8 with 44,000, just short of Arctic Monkeys.

Martina McBride's "Waking Up Laughing" slips four places to ninth with 37,000, and Tim McGraw's "Let It Go" falls two to No. 10, also with 37,000, a few dozen sales short of "Waking Up Laughing."

Album sales are down 5.8% from last week's total at 7.7 million units and down 19.2% compared with the same week last year. Overall sales are down 16.7% compared with last year at 151.6 million units.

Katie Hasty is an online editor at Billboard.com.