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Susan Boyle Blocks Rihanna From No. 1 on Hot 200

November 25, 2010 06:48:25 GMT

Although the Billboard Hot 200 is flooded with new releases including the ones from Rihanna and 'Glee', Susan Boyle maintains her last week's position at the top spot.


Susan Boyle Blocks Rihanna From No. 1 on Hot 200
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Susan Boyle stays strong at the first position on Billboard Hot 200, keeping this week's new releases away from the spot. Her second studio album and first holiday compilation, "The Gift", adds another 335,000 copies, slightly higher that its opening week which only drew 318,000 units.

Coming at No. 2 on the U.S. albums chart is 10-year-old Jackie Evancho. The 2010 runner-up of "America's Got Talent" secures the spot with her mini album "O Holy Night" which contains only four songs. Tagged with an economical list price of $8, the holiday album bows with 239,000. This reportedly makes her the youngest female solo artist to debut in the Top 10 list.

Next, there is Rihanna's "Loud" which lands at the third place with 207,000 copies. Although the November 16 effort debuts one spot lower than her 2007 critically-acclaimed "Good Girl Gone Bad", the sale number is higher and marks her best U.S. chart sales debut to date.

The parade of new entries continues with Josh Groban arriving at No. 4, Kid Rock at No. 5, Rascal Flatts at No. 6, Keith Urban at No. 7, "Glee" Christmas album at No. 8, and Nelly's "Nelly 5.0" at No. 10. The only album which survives at the Top 10 beside Boyle's "The Gift" is Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" which is now sitting at No. 9.

Next week, the Hot 200 is likely to have a new champion. Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" is going head-to-head with Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday". Kanye is estimated to easily sell around 550,000 copies in its first week, and Minaj is predicted to begin with more than 400,000.

  1. "The Gift" - Susan Boyle (335,000)
  2. "O Holy Night" - Jackie Evancho (239,000)
  3. "Loud" - Rihanna (207,000)
  4. "Illuminations" - Josh Groban (191,000)
  5. "Born Free" - Kid Rock (189,000)
  6. "Nothing Like This" - Rascal Flatts (165,000)
  7. "Get Closer" - Keith Urban (162,000)
  8. "Glee: The music, The Christmas Album" - various artists (161,000)
  9. "Speak Now" - Taylor Swift (146,000)
  10. "Nelly 5.0" - Nelly (63,000)


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posted by FatFaithSTFU on Nov 25, 2010
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posted by faith on Nov 25, 2010
its amazing that a 10 yr old gal who came second for that matter with no promo and a 50 yr old woman with no sex appeal or the making of a pop star status also with no promo can effectively beat rihanna i congratulate her on her 9 no 1 but be real she got it by having two albums in a yr rihanna has a lot of fans who constantly insults other fans and talented entertainers so why arent they buying their albums its shameful wheather u believe it or nt 4 a babe of her status and all the promos

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