Coldplay's 'Viva' holds on to No. 1 spot

Top three albums same as last week

NEW YORK -- The top three slots on the Billboard 200 remain static this week, as Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" starts a second week at No. 1. The Capitol effort moved 249,000 copies in theĀ  U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan, a 66% drop from its 721,000 start.

Lil Wayne's Cash Money/Universal set "Tha Carter III" sticks to No. 2 with 209,000 (down 32%) as the Jonas Brothers-led soundtrack to Disney's "Camp Rock" stays at No. 3 with 169,000 (a 10% drop).

Motley Crue's "Saints of Los Angeles" (Masters 2008/Motley) debuts at No. 4 with 99,000 copies. The band's best album chart feat came with 1989's "Dr. Feelgood," which reached No. 1.

After experiencing a number of release date shifts, Three 6 Mafia's Hypnotize Minds/Columbia album "Last 2 Walk" finally strides onto the chart at No. 5 with 77,000. The Academy Award-winning rap duo's last album, "Most Known Unknown," peaked at No. 3.

The multilabel "Now 28" compilation slides from No. 4 to No. 6 with 66,000 (a 19% decline), while Usher's LaFace/Zomba set "Here I Stand" descends from No. 6 to No. 7 with a 21% sales decrease to 52,000.

Rock act Shinedown's third effort for Atlantic, "The Sound of Madness," starts at No. 8 with 50,000, the band's best charting album yet. The group's 2004 debut "Leave a Whisper" topped the Heatseekers tally that year and peaked at No. 53 on the big chart, while 2005's "Us and Them" had a No. 23 start.

Disturbed's Warner Bros. album "Indestructible" declines from No. 8 to No. 9 with 50,000 (down 16%) while Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" (SRP/Def Jam) slips from No. 7 to No. 10 with 47,000, a 26% sales hit.

Sigur Ros enjoys its best showing on the Billboard 200 this week with "Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Splium Endalaust" (XL), which bows at No. 15 with 32,000. "Takk" was their previous best, peaking at No. 27 in 2005.

Other debuts this week include Cute I What We Aim For's "Rotation" at No. 21 (Fueled by Ramen, 23,000), Amos Lee's Blue Note set "Last Days at the Lodge" at No. 29 (16,000) and Dwele's "... Sketches of a Man" at No. 35 (Koch, 14,000).

Album sales are down 7.66% from last week's sum at 7.6 million units, and are down 13.2% compared with the same week last year.