Diva flips with Foxx for No. 1
Mary J. Blige and Jamie Foxx flip-flopped in the top two slots on the nation’s album sales chart in a week that saw few debuts.
Blige’s “Breakthrough” (Geffen), which debuted at No. 1 in the Christmas sales week, sold 118,000 in the week ended Sunday, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Disc’s cume is 1.16 million.
Foxx’s “Unpredictable” (J Records) sold 103,000 copies, pushing cume over 1 million.
Chris Brown’s self-titled debut on Jive climbed into the top 10, selling 47,000 copies to land at No. 7. The Universal-Columbia Johnny Cash compilation “Legend Of” rose four slots to No. 10 on sales of 40,000.
California hardcore act Bleeding Through pumped out 17,000 copies of “The Truth” (Trustkill Records) to land at No. 48.
Verve Forecast’s soundtrack to “Brokeback Mountain,” featuring a score by Gustavo Santaolalla and Emmylou Harris’ version of the Golden Globe-winning song “A Love That Will Never Grow Old,” rose 63 spaces to 127, selling 7,000 copies.
Release of “Hustle & Flow” on DVD helped its soundtrack return to the chart. Atlantic disc moved 7,000 units to re-enter at No. 131. Disney’s “High School Musical” soundtrack debuted at No. 143 on sales of 6,000. Telepic airs Friday on Disney Channel.