Rap star Busta Rhymes catapulted onto the top position of the US pop album charts on Wednesday June 21st, 2006 with his first No. 1 release, "The Big Bang". The star's collection, include such hit singles as "I Love My Chick" and "I Love My Bitch", debuted with 209,000 U.S. copies sold for the week ended June 18, according to Nielsen SoundScan. On top of that, "The Big Bang" also shot straight to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums tallies.
In the meantime, country trio the Dixie Chicks held steady at No. 2 with their "Taking the Long Way" sold another 130,000 copies, while remained at the top of the country albums chart for a fourth week. As for last week's best-seller, AFI's "Decemberunderground", it slipped two to No. 3 sold 104,000 copies. The other charts holdovers are "High School Musical" soundtrack at No. 4 on sales of 79,000 copies, "One X" by Three Days Grace which sold 78,000 to easily land at No. 5 on the charts.
The top 10 was rounded out by the "Cars" soundtrack at 6th selling 75,000 units, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Stadium Arcadium" at No. 7 with 74,000, Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" at No. 8 with 73,000, Yung Joc's "New Joc City" at 9th on 70,000 copies, and Ice Cube's "Laugh Now, Cry Later" finishing the Top 10 with 64,000 copies.