November 23, 2006 02:49:50 GMT
Two popular rap acts occupied the top two spots on the U.S. album charts Wednesday Nov 22nd, with The Game's "Doctor's Advocate" coming in at No. 1.
The Game leads the pack in busy album release week. The California rapper occupies the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 with his sophomore effort "Doctor's Advocate" moved 358,000 copies in the United States in the week ended Sunday Nov 19th, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A significant drop off from the 587,000-unit first week of the Game's "The Documentary", the new album's total however was more than enough to debut the LP at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.
Meanwhile, hip-hop singer Akon debuts at 2nd spot with his sophomore album "Konvicted" sold 284,000 copies. The multi-artist hits compilation "NOW 23" falls to No. 3 after its No. 1 start last week, selling 194,000. Josh Groban's "Awake" slips two to No. 4 with 150,000, ahead of the soundtrack to Disney's former chart-topper "Hannah Montana" which remains at the 5th spot for a second week with another 114,000 copies. Keith Urban's Capitol Nashville release "Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing" drops from No. 3 to No. 6 with 103,000.
The charts' next best bows are Sugarland's "Enjoy The Ride", slips from No. 4 to No. 7 with another 81,000 copies, rock duo Tenacious D at No. 8 with their film soundtrack "The Pick of Destiny" sold 81,000 copies, Beyonce Knowles' Columbia set "B'Day" re-enters the top tier, climbing 16-9 with 68,000, and +44's "When Your Heart Stops Beating" enters at No. 10 taking in 66,000 units more, such amount brings the set at No. 2 on the Top Rock Albums chart as well.