It's the first time ever that rapper Juvenile scores the No. 1 spot on the U.S. albums chart. The New Orleans star has marked quite a very good beginning in his music career when his album "Reality Check" sold 174,000 copies in the week ended March 12, to become the chart-topper on the Billboard 200.
English singer/songwriter James Blunt, meanwhile, bounces seven places to No. 2 with his debut release "Back to Bedlam," which has been sold 161,000 copies in its 23rd week on the chart. Secures the 3rd place is the Disney's television movie "High School Musical" which slips one place with 138,000 units.
Hasidic artist Matisyahu's "Youth" is at No. 4 with 119,000 copies, ahead of Ne-Yo's "In My Own Words" at No. 5 with 113,000 and David Gilmour's "On an Island" at No. 6 with 96,000. Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood has "Some Hearts" at 7th in its 17th week with another 74,000 copies, followed by Johnny Cash's "The Legend of Johnny" which slips two places to No. 8 with 70,000 units.
Rounding out the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 at No. 9 and No. 10 in a row are "Walk the Line" soundtrack and Jack Johnson's "Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George".