Britney Spears Leads Billboard Hot 200 With 'Femme Fatale'

Scoring her sixth No. 1 album, Britney is tied with Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson as a female artist with the third-most chart toppers.

AceShowbiz - %cBritney Spears% is victorious on Billboard Hot 200 this week. The 29-year-old pop singer rules the U.S. albums chart with her newly-released studio installment "Femme Fatale" which has scanned 276,000 copies in its first week on sale.

It's Britney's second-lowest opening sales after her debut effort "...Baby One More Time" pulled in a smaller figure (121,000 at No. 1) in 1999. Although the "Femme Fatale" number couldn't match the first-week sale of her previous "Circus" (506,000), it's enough to lead her scoring her sixth chart-topping album.

This achievement makes Britney one of female artists with the third-most No. 1 albums along with %cMariah Carey% and %cJanet Jackson%. Ahead of her, there are %cMadonna% with seven chart toppers, and %cBarbra Streisand% with nine.

Back to the chart, %cWiz Khalifa% follows behind Britney with "Rolling Papers" which claims the second spot with 197,000 units sold. The other new entries are %cRadiohead%'s "King of Limbs" at No. 6 (69,000), %cSnoop Dogg%'s "Doggumentary" at No. 8 (50,000), and %cMary Mary%'s "Something Big" at No. 10 (42,000).

Surviving the axes at this week's top 10 which is flooded with new releases are %cAdele%'s "21" which remains at No. 3, %cChris Brown%'s "F.A.M.E." which falls to No. 4, "Songs for Japan" compilation which rises to No. 5, %cJennifer Hudson%'s "I Remember Me" which slips to No. 7, and %cKirk Franklin%'s "Hello Fear" at No. 9.

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