February 02, 2006 05:15:27 GMT
Il Divo took top position on Billboard 200 by February 1 with 156,000 copies sold for the week ended Sunday, January 29
Finally the battle for top spot of Billboard 200 between Jamie Foxx and Mary J. Blige has ended as pop-opera group Il Divo sneaks in to take the honor on the chart by Wednesday, February 1 through "Ancora." With 156,000 copies sold for the week ended Sunday, January 29 as counted by Nielsen SoundScan, the record scored a significant note on the chart for its success marks the first time an album topped the Billboard 200 without a radio single since Radiohead's "Kid A" in 2000.
Securing the second rank, Josh Turner came in with his sophomore effort, "Your Man", followed by Foxx's "Unpredictable" on number 3 and Blige's "The Breakthrough" on number 4. Placed in order, the next 6 are "Lights and Sounds" by Yellowcard, "Now #1s" by various artists, "Some Hearts" by Carrie Underwood, "Curtain Call" by Eminem, "Testify" by P.O.D., and "High School Musical" by various artists.