Mary J. Blige Sells 629K On The Billboard 200, Jahiem & Lupe Fiasco Surprise
Alicia Keys' As I Am slipped to No. 3 on the charts, even with an incredible 62% sales jump. The monster release went double platinum in just six weeks, selling 474,000 copies and 2,350,000 units overall. The songstress beat out Kanye West who's Graduation album sold only 1,848,500 discs after 15 weeks.
Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. had the only debut album to crack the top 10. The star's ninth album, Growing Pains sold 629,000 copies, according to Nielsen's SoundScan, for the No. 2 spot.
Jaheim debuted this week with his first release under Atlantic, The Makings of a Man. The album moved 176,000 units at No. 11.
Lupe's sophomore effort Lupe Fiasco's The Cool took No. 15 with 143,000 sales
Hate It or Love It, Chingy debuted at No. 84 this week, moving 31,450 units.