Rapper Paul Wall emerges as the new champ at Billboard Top 200 as his album "The Peoples Champ" debuts at #1 on the chart this week. With first-week sales of 176,800 units in the U.S. alone, he successfully drops last week's champ, Kanye West's "Late Registration" to No. 2 with 165,000 copies. Meanwhile, San Diego rock act Switchfoot is at No. 3 with "Nothing Is Sound" sold of 131,000 copies.
Trisha Yearwood's latest "Jasper County," which finishes fourth with first-week sales of more than 117,000copies is followed behind by The Pussycat Dolls at No. 5 with their debut offering" PCD" sold close to 99,000 copies. Former Beatle Paul McCartney is at No. 6 with his "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard" sold close to 92,000 scans.
Damian Marley opens at #7 with "Welcome to Jamrock" moving nearly 86,000 copies. The Black Eyed Peas and Mariah Carey subsequently take the chart's #8 and #9 slots with 83,000 close to copies of "Monkey Business" and nearly 75,000 "The Emancipation of Mimi." Closing this weekend Top 10 is "Charlie, Last Name Wilson" by former Gap Band frontman Charlie Wilson which has been sold of more than 75,000 copies.