12.9.2009 Uncategorized

Susan Boyle Still No. 1, R. Kelly’s ‘Untitled’ Debuts in Top 5

Susan Boyle continued her dominance over the charts this week, while R. Kelly went nine for nine with his latest album Untitled.

Last week’s chart-topper, “Britain’s Got Talent” runner-up Susan Boyle, holds strong at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, moving 527,000 copies of her debut I Dreamed a Dream and pushing her U.S. sales past the platinum mark in just two weeks.

The Pied Piper of R&B’s first album in over two years Untitled debuts at No. 4, selling 114,000 in its first week. According to Billboard, this is Kellz’ ninth solo studio album to reach the top four.

Elsewhere in the top 10, Lady Gaga moves up to No. 5 with her breakthrough The Fame (84,000), while her eight-track EP The Fame Monster drops to No. 13 in its second week (65,000).

Rihanna’s Rated R slips 10 spots to No. 14 (59,000), Shakira’s She Wolf falls 13 spots to No. 28 (37,000), and 50 Cent’s Before I Self Destruct tumbles 16 spots to No. 35 (30,000).