Hip-Hop & R&B Dominate Billboard Charts, Musiq Soulchild Grabs Number 1 Spot
Musiq's fourth solo album, Luvanmusiq, which features production from Raphael Saadiq, The Underdogs and Warryn Campbell, comes in at No. 1 reeling in 148,000 copies, according to Nielsen's SoundScan.
Lloyd's sophomore album, Street Love, lands at No. 2 scanning 140,000 discs. The album features appearances from Nas, Andre 3000 of Outkast and Lil' Wayne. Producers on the album include Jazze Pha, Dallas Austin and Brian Cox.
Entering at No. 3 is Rich Boy with his self titled debut album. The success of his two singles, "Throw Some D's" and "Boy Looka Here," helped the CD shift 111,000 units in its first go-around. The album is executive produced by Polow Da Don, who has produced hits for Young Buck (Get Buck), Ciara ("Promise"), Ludacris ("Runaway Love") and Fergie ("London Bridge," "Glamorous").
UK vocalist Amy Winehouse debuts at No. 7 with her sophomore album Back To Black. The album, which features production from Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson, sold 50,000 copies in its first week.
Wrapping things up at No. 8 is the Memphis rap duo 8Ball & MJG. Their ninth album, Riding High, shelves off 49,000 discs in its first week spin. The set, which is their second effort on Bad Boy Records, features appearances from Young Joc, Project Pat, Killer Mike, Pimp C, The Notorious B.I.G., Juvenile and Diddy.