Young Jeezy's sophomore album, "The Inspiration: Thug Motivation 102", debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. pop album charts Wednesday Dec 20th, selling over 350,000 units in its first week. Thanks to its single "I Luv It" which has entered the Top 10 on the R&B charts and has a successful run in the video market that the LP could reach the top spot on the Billboard 200.
Debut at No. 2 on the chart is Taylor Hicks' self-titled album selling 298,000 copies. Fellow American Idol winner Carrie Underwood, in the meantime, has her LP "Some Hearts" scoring the 6th spot, with another 199,000 copies sold.
Meanwhile, the Disney soundtrack to "Hannah Montana" moves one spot to No. 3 with 274,000 units, while the multi-artist "NOW! 23" compilation also moves one to the 4th spot, sold another 235,000 copies. Josh Groban's "Awake" bounces six places to No. 5 with 222,000.
The chart's next best bow is band DAUGHTRY whose eponymous album remains at the 7th spot with 181,000 copies sold. The Beatles' "Love" is still at No. 8, taking in another 178,000. Mary J. Blige has her "Reflections: A Retrospective" debuts at the 9th spot with 171,000 units. Finishing the chart's Top 10 is Il Divo's "Siempre" which slips four places from its last week position with 167,000.