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Alicia Holds the Key to the Billboard 200

October 20, 2005 07:07:35 GMT

Alicia Keys' Unplugged album took the Number One spot this week, selling 196,000 copies


She has the key in her hand that makes it possible for her to easily pass the other competitors to open the winning gate. It's Alicia Keys' "Unplugged" album that becoming this weekend's winner. Selling 196,000 copies, the set secures the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, knocks down Canadian rockers Nickelback from their throne at the top spot to 2nd place with their fifth effort "All the Right Reasons" sold 170,000 copies.

To land at No 3 is Gary Allan's sixth effort inspired by the suicide of his wife, "Tough All Over," which sold 100,000 CDs. Black Eyed Peas' "Monkey Business" climbs back to No. 4 sold another 90,000, ahead of Kanye West's sophomore effort, "Late Registration" at No. 5 and Latin singer Ricky Martin's "Life" at No. 6. Elsewhere, Sheryl Crow's fifth studio album, "Wildflower," drops two places to No. 7, followed by Twista's "The Day After" which falls from No. 2 to No. 8.

Gretchen Wilson's sophomore album and former chart-topper, "All Jacked Up," drops five places to No. 9 sold for another 57,000 copies. Meanwhile Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy's "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101," jumped nine spots back into the Top Ten.

© AceShowbiz.com




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