The competition is off and the winner is still Pied Piper. This victory is the second for R. Kelly whose "TP.3 Reloaded" holds onto the top spot on The Billboard 200. Inferior to him is Houston rapper Slim Thug's major label debut, "Already Platinum," selling more than 129,000 copies to open at number two.
Enters The Billboard 200 at No. 3 is Bow Wow's "Wanted," which's been sold 119,000 copies in its first week. Meanwhile, Coldplay's "X&Y" and Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi" each slips one level this week to No. 4 and No. 5. Following close behind at No. 6 is The All-American Rejects' "Move Along" while Missy Elliott's "Cookbook" finishes at No. 7 with 65,000.
Rounding out the top 10 is the Black Eyed Peas' "Monkey Business" slips one to No. 7, Ying Yang Twins' "U.S.A.: United States of Atlanta" at No. 9, and George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" drops 6 to No. 10.