"Now That's What I Call Music! 23", the latest hits compilation boasting tracks from Stacy Ferguson, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, and Nickelback just to name a few, debuts at No. 1 on the US pop album charts Wednesday November 15th. The Sony-distributed set sold 337,000 units during the week ended November 12, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Classical pop singer Josh Groban's latest LP, "Awake" opens at number 2 with 270,000 units. Following behind at the 3rd spot is country crooner Keith Urban, who is now still in rehab, whose latest effort "Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing" sold 270,000 copies. Another popular country act, Sugarland lands at number 4 with its second album "Enjoy The Ride" selling nearly 211,000 discs during its first week in stores.
Previous chart-topper, the Disney's soundtrack for the TV hit "Hannah Montana", drops to No. 5, sold another 131,000 units. Jim Jones' third solo LP "Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product Of My Environment)" opens at No. 6, selling 94,000 copies in its first week of release. Rounding out the Top 10 are Birdman & Lil Wayne's "Like Father, Like Son" which drops four slots to No. 7, sold another 72,000 copies, Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" at No. 8 with 72,000 sold, Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" at No. 9 with 68,000 copies, and Dave Matthews Band's "The Best of What's Around, Vol. 1" at No. 10.