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‘Documentary’ has the Game in play

Turner, Crue, Grammy nom discs bow in top 10

The Game’s debut “The Documentary” (Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope) returned to No. 1 on the Nielsen SoundScan chart of album sales, holding off three hits compilations that bowed in the top 10.

“Documentary” sold 190,000 copies in its third week, a 28% dip, to post a cume of 1.04 million.

Tina Turner’s two-CD “All the Best” (Capitol) opened at No. 2 on sales of 121,000 units. Album, which features three new tracks, got a healthy boost from a partnership between Capitol and Starbucks that placed the disc in thousands of coffee shops. Turner also nabbed considerable TV time last week, appearing on NBC’s “Today,” “Live With Regis & Kelly,” CBS’ “Early Show” and “Oprah.”

Hip-O/UME’s Motley Crue retrospective “Red White & Crue” sold 90,000 copies to open at No. 6. Band announced its reunion in December and will start a tour Feb. 17 in Florida, playing an assortment of the 37 tracks found on the double-disc set.

“Grammy Nominees 2005,” released this year by Capitol, sold 78,000 copies to debut at No. 8. Album, which includes tracks by Kanye West, Green Day and Alicia Keys, opened 10,000 units ahead of last year’s Grammy disc.

Top 10 discs seeing sales spikes were Green Day’s “American Idiot” (Reprise), up 19% to 113,000 copies to move up a space to No. 3; John Legend’s “Get Lifted” (Sony Urban Music/Columbia), which posted a 46% rise to 93,000 to land at No. 5; Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz’s “Crunk Juice” (TVT), up 10% to 69,000; and Usher’s “Confessions” (LaFace/Zomba), which also sold 69,000, an increase of 20%.

DVD release of Universal’s “Ray” bolstered Ray Charles’ albums. The Atlantic/Rhino soundtrack sold 53,000 copies to rise 27 slots to No. 16, “Genius Loves Company” (Concord/Hear Music) hit No. 24 on sales of 50,000, and “Ray: More Music From Ray Charles” (Rhino) debuted at No. 46 on sales of 25,000.

Other notable debuts were Grupo Montez De Durango’s “Sigue la mata danda” (Disa), selling 32,000, No. 34; Do or Die’s “D.O.D.” (Atlantic), 29,000, No. 40; Unwritten Law’s “Here’s to the Mourning” (Lava), 22,000, No. 51; Conjunto Primavera’s “Hoy como ayer” (Fonovisa), 19,000, No. 58; and Joe Cocker’s “Heart & Soul” (New Door/Universal), 18,000, No. 61.

Next week’s chart will reflect possible bumps from Super Bowl-related appearances plus new entries from 3 Doors Down, T.I. and Brian McKnight.

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