P. Diddy takes the No. 1 U.S. album spot on The Billboard 200 this week for the first time since 1997 with "Press Play."
P. Diddy has just proved he does deserve the label "hip-hop mogul". The rapper scores his No. 1 album since 1997 when his latest effort "Press Play" takes the No. 1 U.S. album spot on The Billboard 200 for the week ended Sunday Oct 22nd, selling over 170,000 copies. "Press Play", which is Diddy's first studio album since 2001's platinum-selling "The Saga Continues", also tops Billboard magazine's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
At 2nd position on the album chart is Evanescence's "The Open Door" with 112,000, while JoJo enters the chart with her sophomore set "The High Road" at No. 3, sold 108,000 copies. Former chart-topper, Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" secures the 4th spot with another 99,000, ahead of Dierks Bentley's "Long Trip Alone" at No. 5 selling 82,000 copies, and Rod Stewart's "Still the Same...Great Rock Classics of Our Time" at No. 6 sold another 79,000 copies in its second week out.
Hinder's "Extreme Behavior" climbs two spot to No. 7, selling close to 76,000 units. Meanwhile, "American Idol" season-two champ Ruben Studdard is at No. 8 with his latest set "The Return" sold more than 70,000 copies. Tony Bennett's "Duets: An American Classic" slips to No. 9 with 68,000 copies, and The Killers' "Sam's Town" rounds out the top 10 with nearly 62,000 copies sold.