Jamie Foxx, Keyshia Cole, and Keri Hilson
12.29.2010 Uncategorized

Jamie Foxx, Keyshia Cole, and Keri Hilson Deck the Albums Chart with Debuts

Holiday shoppers rushed home with new releases from Jamie Foxx, Keyshia Cole, and Keri Hilson. The R&B artists had the registers and charts ringing during Christmas week.

Jamie Foxx’s third album Best Night of My Life stuffed many a stocking and debuts at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 with 144,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Oscar winner’s previous effort, 2008’s Intuition, entered at No. 3 with 265,000, while his J Records debut Unpredictable came in at No. 2 with 598,000 in 2005.

Keyshia Cole had Christmas shoppers Calling All Hearts as her fourth album claims the week’s second biggest debut, arriving at No. 9 with 128,000. However, she couldn’t outperform 2008’s A Different Me, which made its entry at No. 2 with 322,000.

Keri Hilson’s heavy promotion schedule pays off as her sophomore effort No Boys Allowed makes merry at No. 11 on the chart, registering 102,000 copies. The female-driven set outsold her debut In a Perfect World…, which moved 94,000 units in its first week in April 2009.

Taylor Swift’s Speak Now closes out the year at No. 1 with 276,000, followed by Susan Boyle’s The Gift which keeps giving at No. 2 (240,000). Michael Jackson’s posthumous release Michael falls to No. 5 (150,000), while Eminem’s Recovery gets boosted to No. 7 (137,000). Not far behind is Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday, maintaining its position at No. 8 for a second week (133,000). Rihanna’s Loud rounds out the top 10 at No. 10 with 111,000.