This time around Justin Timberlake has to nod his head to fellow musician, Ludacris, whose latest effort "Release Therapy" ends his two-week reign at the top of the US album charts. The rapper's set, which is his fifth, is a new entry at the charts, sold 309,000 copies for the week ended Sunday October 1st. With such attainment, "Release Therapy" obviously leads Luda to score his third No. 1 album, after that of his 2003 "Chicken -N- Beer" and 2004 "The Red Light District".
Janet Jackson's "20 Y.O.", which is also another new entry, debuts at No. 2 with 296,000 copies, followed after that by Tony Bennett's "Duets: An American Classic" at No. 3 sold 202,000 copies, and Alan Jackson's "Like Red on a Rose" opens at No.4, taking in 149,000 units. Former chart-topper Justin's "FutureSex/LoveSounds", in the meantime, falls to No. 5 sold another 147,000 copies.
The chart's next best bow is John Mayer's "Continuum" which slips one from last week's position to No. 6, with 91,000 copies in its second week. Oklahoma hard-rock band Hinder's "Extreme Behavior" bounces three places to No. 7 with 77,000 copies. Former "American Idol" finalist Clay Aiken's "A Thousand Different Ways" tumbles six places to No. 8 with 74,000 in its second week. Stacy Ferguson's solo debut "The Dutchess" drops six to No. 9 with only 74,000. Finishing the period's Top 10 is Weird Al Yankovic whose album "Straight Outta Lynwood" sold 73,000.