December 29, 2005 02:47:42 GMT
Mary J. Blige easily held off strong challenges from Jamie Foxx and Notorious B.I.G. to lead the Christmas album chart with her "Breakthrough"
Hip-hop soul queen Mary J. Blige scores great success with "The Breakthrough." The new set of her successfully holds strong on the top position of the Billboard 200, selling 727,000 copies for the week ended Sunday, to lead the Christmas album chart. Meanwhile, Oscar-winning Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" only secures the 2nd rank selling nearly 598,000 copies.
No. 3 is "Duets: The Final Chapter" by late rapper Notorious B.I.G. sold nearly 438,000 copies, followed by Eminem's "Curtain Call" at No. 4 with 430,000 copies. American Idol champ Carrie Underwood wins the 5th place with her "Some Hearts" sold 400,000 copies, ahead of Mariah Carey's "the Emancipation of Mimi" at 6th with 191,000 in sales.
"Now That's What I Call Music! 20" by various artists is at 7th, and country crooner Kenny Chesney is at 8th with his "The Road and the Radio." Debuts at No. 9 is Nickelback's "All the Right Reasons," while rounding out the Top 10 position is Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway."