Jill Scott's 'Woman' Lands Atop Billboard 200
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Scott becomes the first female R'n'B singer to have a No. 1 album on Billboard 200 since Beyonce Knowles ended her 3-week reign back in January 2014.

AceShowbiz - Jill Scott tops this week's Billboard 200. The singer's "Woman" makes its debut at the list's No. 1 with 62,000 equivalent album units, including 58,000 traditional album sales, collected in the tracking week that ended on July 30, according to Nielsen Music.

"Woman" is Scott's fifth studio effort, but her second to land at No. 1 on Billboard 200, following 2011's "The Light of the Sun" which sold 133,000 copies in its first week. With her latest No. 1 record, she becomes the first solo woman to lead the chart since March, when Kelly Clarkson arrived with her "Piece by Piece".

Scott is also the first female R&B act to occupy the No. 1 spot in more than a year. The last R&B songstress to do so was Beyonce Knowles, whose 2013 surprise album ended its 3-week reign in early January 2014.

Next on Billboard 200, last week's first placer, Future's "DS2", slips to No. 2 with another 52,000 units in its second week. Rock group Lamb of God collects their fourth Top 10 effort as "VII: Sturm Und Drang" opens at No. 3 with 50,000.

Spending its 40th consecutive week inside the Top 10, Taylor Swift's "1989" falls two rungs to No. 4 with 47,000. The "Southpaw" soundtrack closes out the Top 5 with 45,000. The compilation features contributions from A-listers like Eminem, The Weeknd and 50 Cent among others.

At No. 6, Ed Sheeran's "X" jumps two rungs with 34,000 units. Former "The X Factor (US)" contestant Bea Miller comes at No. 7 with her debut full-length "Not an Apology" (33,000 units). She previously visited Billboard 200 in 2014 with her "Young Blood EP" which peaked at No. 64.

Meek Mill's "Dreams Worth More Than Money" drops to No. 8 this week with additional 31,000 units. Sam Hunt's "Montevallo" and Tyrese Gibson's "Black Rose" claim the last two spots in the Top 10, sitting at No. 9 and No. 10 with 27,000 and 26,000, respectively.

  1. "Woman" - Jill Scott (62,000)
  2. "DS2" - Future (53,000)
  3. "VII: Sturm Und Drang" - Lamb of God (50,000)
  4. "1989" - Taylor Swift (47,000)
  5. The "Southpaw" Soundtrack - Various Artists (45,000)
  6. "X" - Ed Sheeran (34,000)
  7. "Not an Apology" - Bea Miller (33,000)
  8. "Dreams Worth More Than Money" - Meek Mill (31,000)
  9. "Black Rose" - Tyrese Gibson (27,000)
  10. "Montevallo" - Sam Hunt (26,000)

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