Keyshia Cole & Jill Scott Debut High On The Charts, Kanye & 50 Continue To Slide

 Three R&B acts debuted in the Billboard Top 10 this week, with Keyshia Cole coming in at No. 2, Jill Scott landing at No. 4 and Atlanta foursome Jagged Edge nabbing the No. 8 spot, while Kanye West and 50 Cent continued their sales freefall.

 

Cole's sophomore album, Just Like You, moved 281,400 copies in its first week according to Nielsen's SoundScan, with help from the smash single "Let It Go" featuring Missy Elliott and Lil' Kim. Cole's disc includes guest spots from Diddy, T.I., Too $hort and Young Dro.

Scott's third studio album, The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3, sold 148,500 copies in its first week, making it the Philly songstress' second-highest debut.

A-Town's Jagged Edge sold 78,100 copies of their sixth album, Baby Makin' Project, which features a guest appearance from Ashanti and a cameo from Jermaine Dupri.

Queen Latifah scored her highest debut ever with the No. 11 spot for Trav'lin' Light, selling 51,000 copies, while Bad Boy's Gorilla Zoe debuted at No. 18 with 35,200 sold of his debut Welcome to the Zoo. Zoe's album features guest appearances from his labelmates, Yung Joc and Boyz N Da Hood.

The solo debut from Black Eyed Pea will.i.am, Songs About Girls, debuted at No. 38 with 21,000 sold.

Kanye West and 50 Cent both faced another week of steep sales drop-offs. West's Graduation fell to the No. 5 spot with 133,300 copies sold, a 41% drop, while Curtis fell 50% with sales of 71,000, landing him at No. 9.

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