Atlanta rapper T.I. rules US rundown
And Daniel Powter stays top of the singles chart.
Atlanta's T.I has scored the best opening sales on the US Billboard charts in over a year, as his latest album "King" hits the top spot.
Taking over from last week's No. 1 - Prince's one week-leader "3121" - the set leads a host of eclectic new entries into the top ten, notching over 500,000 sales in its debut week according to Billboard/Nielsen SoundScan. The previous big earner on the big 200 chart was Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" in Christmas of 2005.
Tim McGraw's "Greatest Hits Vol. 2 -- Reflected" lands this week at No. 2, with the slow burning Disney soundtrack "High School Musical" at three. Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah bags the No. 4 spot with "Fishscale" this week and hard rocker Rob Zombie rounds out the top five with "Educated Horses", the fourth highest new entry.
Shakira's "Oral Fixation, Vol. 2" is at six, James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" drops to seven and Prince's former No. 1 is down to eight this week. Rounding out the top ten are Atreyu's "a Death-Grip on Yesterday", new at nine and Alan Jackson's "Precious Memories" rounds out the top tier.
Two further new entries go to the Yeah Yeah Yeah's "Show Your Bones" at 11 and Rammstein's "Rosenrot" at 47.
Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" has held the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart this week, doubtless spurred by the high profile promo clip featuring former O.C actress Samaire Armstrong.
The track, in its second week at No. 1, followed by Sean Paul's "Temperature" and James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" respectively, with T.I.'s "What You Know" moving up from 39-4.
Tim McGraw's "When the Stars Go Blue" is the top new entry this week at No. 57, followed by Ghostface Killah's "Back Like That" ft. Ne-Yo at 76, Anais' "Lo Que Son Las Cosas" at 79, Godsmack's "Speak" at 85, the Fray's "How To Save a Life" at 93, Juanes' "Lo Que Me Gusta A Me" at 94, Yung Joc's "It's Goin' Down" at 95, Christina Milian's "Say I" ft. Young Jeezy at 98 and Joe Nichols' "Size Matters (Someday)" at 100.