Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Bobby Valentino Make Solid Debuts on the Charts

 New albums from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Bobby Valentino and the Dipset have all made strong debuts on the charts this week.

According to Nielsen's SoundScan, Bone Thugs' seventh album, Strength & Loyalty, executive produced by Swizz Beatz and featuring appearances from Twista, Akon and Mariah Carey came in at No. 2, reeling in 119,000 copies.

Bobby V's sophomore album, Special Occasion, which includes guest spots from Timbaland, Fabolous and Ludacris, enters the charts at No. 3. The disc scanned 92,000 units in its debut week.

Debuting at No. 26 is Dipset A&R DukeDaGod's More Than Music Volume 2. The compilation, which features all of The Diplomats affiliates, including Cam'ron, Jim Jones and Juelz Santana, pushes 23,000 copies in its opening week.

For a complete look at other Rap/R&B albums making moves on the Billboard 200, check out SOHH's Hip-Hop and R&B Charts column tomorrow (May 17).

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