The Christmas spirit brings good luck charm for New York rapper as he has just scored his first No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts in seven years Wednesday Dec 27th with his eight studio album, "", sold 355,000 copies in the week ended December 24. Back in the years before now, the star once topped the Billboard 200 with "" in 1999 and "" in 1996.
The chart's next best bows among others are the soundtrack to the Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana" which climbs one to 2nd spot sold another 349,000 copies, the multi-artist compilation "NOW 23" which also moves up one to No. 3 with 313,000, and 's "" ups two places to No. 4 moving 292,000 copies. Rounding out the Top 5 is ' "" which bounces three to No. 5 with 282,000.