The US pop album charts Wednesday March 8th, 2006 was dominated by R&B singer Ne-Yo's debut solo release "In My Own Words" which opened at No. 1, selling 301,000 copies in the week ended March 5. Meanwhile, the soundtrack to the Disney Channel movie "High School Musical" by various artists slipped to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 128,000 copies, after one week at the top.
Sat at No. 3 was rock quintet Hawthorne Heights's "If Only You Were Lonely" which sold another 114,000 copies. Alan Jackson's "Precious Memories" was back on the Billboard 200 debuted at No. 4 with 107,000 copies, ahead of R&B singer Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" which slipped one to No. 5 with 81,000 copies. Bounced from No. 14 to No. 6 is "The Legend of Johnny Cash" by Johnny Cash with another 80,000 copies.
Former chart topper Jack Johnson's "Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George" dropped four places to No. 7 with 73,000 copies, followed behind by Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" which rose one place to No. 8 with 73,000 copies. English singer James Blunt's "Back to Bedlam" tumbled four places to No. 9 with 67,000 units, while Andrea Bocelli's "Amore" fell three to No. 10 with 59,000 copies.