Two debuts reigned the Billboard 200 albums chart this week, with 's "" securing the No. 1 spot from 's "" with just 18,000 copies separating their sales of 154,000 and 136,000, respectively. Both albums were projected by industry sources to sell at least 150,000 but Cudi's album fell behind a bit over the weekend to end up at the runner-up slot.
's "" remains strong at the third place with 76,000 (down 22%) while 's "" stays put at the fourth position with 42,000 (down 31%). Grabbing the fifth spot is another debut, the last of three debuts this week, ' "" with 36,000 copies sold.