April 14, 2005 03:03:26 GMT
Faith Evans has nearly beaten 50 Cent to lead this week Billboard chart with score sales more than 157,000 during its first week of release
It's so close, then Faith Evans will just lead this week Billboard album chart, beaten 50 Cent who has already on top for a five-consecutive week. Evan's First Lady has been sold of more than 157,000 during its first week of release, just 7,000 copies less than 50 Cent's The Massacre which scored sales more than 165,000, securing the rapper first-place position for the sixth time. The winner on the third place is Beck's Guero, who was on the second last week. After Beck is the 18th edition of the popular Now That's What I Call Music! franchise, featuring contributions from the likes of U2, Chingy, Nelly, Hoobastank and Destiny's Child.
At number five is R&B quartet 112's Pleasure & Pain, coming behind is rapper Will Smith's Lost and Found. At #7 on the chart are pop-punk patriarchs Green Day, with American Idiot recording just under 59,000 scans. In the 8th place is rapper Beanie Sigel's The B.Coming. Finishing at #9 is rock-and-roll princess Lisa Marie Presley with Now What and on the 10th position is Jack Johnson's In Between Dreams, which recorded sixth-week sales of close to 55,000.