September 08, 2005 02:43:05 GMT
Kanye West`s sophomore album 'Late Registration' fought off a pack of high-profile debuts to enter The Billboard 200 at No. 1 this week
Apart from the controversy he has just generated with his saying "President doesn't care about black people" during his Friday appearance on NBC's Concert for Hurricane Relief telethon, rapper Kanye West keeps moving on. The star's sophomore album "Late Registration" successfully debuted The Billboard 200 at No. 1 this week, selling 860,000 copies in the United States.
Just behind was Tony Yayo`s "Thoughts of a Predicate Felon" at 2nd with 214,000-copy start. Country's Brooks & Dunn, to follow, earned its highest spot on the big chart with a No. 3 entry for "Hillbilly Deluxe." Meanwhile, Death Cab for Cutie's "Plans" was at 4th on sales of 90,000 copies, followed by Mariah Carey`s "The Emancipation of Mimi" at 5h. The No. 6 spot was filled by the Black Eyed Peas' "Monkey Business."
The 19th installment of "NOW! That`s What I Call Music" was at 7th, while Hilary Duff`s "Most Wanted" was at 8th. The last two rounding out this weekend's Top 10 is Christian group Casting Crowns at 9th with "Lifesong," and hip-hop newcomer Rihanna debuted at No. 10 on the album chart with "Music of the Sun."