Album Chart: Big debut for Usher's 'Here I Stand'
R&B singer Usher has landed his second consecutive No. 1 album in the US with "Here I Stand," which sold 433,000 copies during its first week in stores.
According to Billboard, that marks the second biggest sales debut of the year, behind Mariah Carey's "E=MC2," which sold 463,000 copies during its first week out.
The "Sex in the City" soundtrack sold 66,000 copies in its debut week, and enters The Billboard 200 chart at No. 2. Billboard bases its flagship album chart on Nielsen SoundScan retail reports.
3 Doors Down's self-titled set falls two notches to No. 3 on sales of 63,000, while Bun B's "Il Trill" slips two rungs to No. 4 on sales of 40,000. Leona Lewis' "Spirit" is up one spot to No. 5 on sales of 39,000, according to Billboard.