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Justin Bieber's 'My World 2.0' Rules Hot 200, Beating Monica's

April 01, 2010 02:24:27 GMT

The Canadian teen pop star becomes the youngest solo male artist to top the U.S. albums chart since 1963.


Justin Bieber's 'My World 2.0' Rules Hot 200, Beating Monica's
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As previously predicted, Justin Bieber indeed takes the No. 1 position on Billboard Hot 200 with his new album "My World 2.0". It has sold around 283,000 copies in its opening week, topping another newcomer, Monica's "Still Standing".

This becomes Justin's first chart-topper and best sales week. When he dropped his first album "My World" in November last year, this Canadian singer could only debut at No. 6 with 137,000 copies. But in anticipation of the follow-up, the 2009 record rises to No. 5 this week with 50,000.

Beside blocking his seniors from the top spot, Justin has also broken U.S. record by becoming the youngest solo male artist to reach No. 1 on the country's albums chart since 13-year-old Stevie Wonder topped the list with "Little Stevie Wonder/The 12 Year Old Genius" in 1963.

Back to the chart, Monica's latest album secures the runner-up position. Led by single "Everything to Me", it arrives on the chart with 184,000 copies. The next spot belongs to the latest edition of "Now That's What I Call Music!" compilation featuring hit singles from the likes of Ke$ha, Jason Derulo and Owl City. Last week's champ Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now", meanwhile, is forced to drop to the fourth slot. The country music effort shifts 78,000 copies, passing 1.5 million mark in just over two months of release.

Another highest new entry on the chart is "Volume Two". The album from duo She & Him consisting of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward has pulled in around 47,000 units. The rest of the chart has Ludacris' "Battle of the Sexes" at No. 7 with 45,000, Lady GaGa's "The Fame" at No. 8 with 41,000, Marvin Sapp's "Here I Am" at No. 9 with 39,000 and Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D." rounding up the Top 10 with 34,000 copies.

Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200:

  1. "My World 2.0" - Justin Bieber
  2. "Still Standing" - Monica
  3. "Now That's What I Call Music!" - various artists
  4. "Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
  5. "My World" - Justin Bieber
  6. "Volume Two" - She & Him
  7. "Battle of the Sexes" - Ludacris
  8. "The Fame" - Lady GaGa
  9. "Here I Am" - Marvin Sapp
  10. "The E.N.D." - Black Eyed Peas

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posted by emliy on Feb 20, 2011
love you love cell
posted by MuzikFan on Apr 11, 2010
@ @muzikfan, yeah I think you're right...about them referring to the cd as a "newcomer" to the charts, not Monica the artist, thx. I feel better now, about the caliber of people they have writing these articles. I mean, if you (the music editor/reporter)don't at least have a general idea about Monica or her career, maybe you should switch careers. Okay, that's solved. @Natrod25, have to agree with ya. The music industry seems to be getting worse by the day...trying to feed us mediocre artists with crappy music...all in the name of making record labels rich.
posted by Natrod25 on Apr 05, 2010
Who gives a shit? JBieber still sucks. Music is going down the drain these days.
posted by @muzikfan on Mar 31, 2010
i think that's newcomer thing refers to the still standing album which is newly released, not monica as an artist
posted by MuzikFan on Mar 31, 2010
Where the article states "topping another newcomer Monica's "Still Standing," - that would be "newcomer" in what sense? "Still Standing" is Monica's 5th studio release. The first two singles {"Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" and "Before You Walk out of My Life,"} from her debut album "Miss Thang" (1995) made her the youngest recording act to ever have two consecutive chart-topping hits on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B Singles chart. Monica is a Grammy-Award winner as well - for "Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal" for the 1998 smash hit "The Boy is Mine" performed with fellow singer, Brandy. No disrespect - after all, this is only entertainment (not world affairs) but a little more in depth research, prior to print, would better serve the casual readers out here. Peace.

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