Lil Wayne regained the top spot on the Billboard 200 this week, after being thrust to no. 2 last week because of a new release by Coldplay.
Tha Carter III comes in at no. 1 after four weeks, selling 156,000 copies, bringing Weezy’s total sales to 1.68 million.
The sophomore set from G-Unit, T.O.S. (Terminate On Sight), debuted at no. 4 on this week’s charts with 102,000 copies sold. Despite all the publicity, 50 wasn’t able to put up big numbers. However, rumors in the cyber world have indicated that their label, Interscope, had seriously messed up in shipping the album to retail, and actually undershipped. No official statement was given about this rumor though. The Unit’s 2003 debut, Beg For Mercy, started at no. 1 with 377,000.
Usher’s Here I Stand fell one spot to no. 8, selling 41,000 copies this week. The album is nearing platinum with just under 850,000 units sold.
At no. 9 is Rihanna’s re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad, which sold 40,000 copies.
That’s it for the top 10.
New releases this week included Kansas City indie powerhouse, Tech N9ne, who’s new album Killer landed the rapper his highest charting album to date. The new release debuts at no. 12, selling 36,000 copies. The 32-track set is the rapper’s first double disc release, and the cover pays homage to Michael Jackson’s iconic album Thriller cover. It features appearances from Paul Wall, Scarface, Shawanna, Ice Cube and Mistah FAB among others.
At no. 20 was Jim Jones and the Byrd Gang’s M.O.B., entering at no. 20 with 17,200 units scanned, and even later down the line, at no. 130, is C-Murder’s latest album Screamin’ 4 Vengeance, selling 5,300 copies.
According to Billboard, sales this week are down 1.4% from last week’s sum and off 13.4% from the same week last year, recording just 7.56 million units.