Game, Akon top charts

'Destiny' soundtrack, (+44) bow in the top 10

The Game’s second album and the debut from rapper Akon took the top two slots on the nation’s album sales chart for the week ended Sunday.

“Doctor’s Advocate” (Geffen) sold 358,000 copies while Akon’s “Konvicted” (SRC/Up Front/Konvict) moved 284,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Akon has already landed two singles from the album into the top five, “I Wanna Love You,” with Snoop Dogg, and “Smack That,” which features Eminem.

Tenacious D’s soundtrack to “The Pick of Destiny” (Sony) opened at No. 8, while the band (+44), featuring two members of blink 182, debuted at No. 10 with “When Your Heart Stops Beating” (Interscope).

“Now Vol. 23” slid to No. 3, selling 194,000 copies in its second week. Beyonce’s “B’Day” (Columbia) experienced a 17% sales and rose seven slots to No. 9. Disc sold 68,000 units.

Other debuts included Damien Rice’s “9” (Warner Bros.) selling 45,000 (No. 22); Kenny G’s “I’m In the Mood for Love” (Arista) hit 32,000 (No. 37) and Staind’s “Singles 1996-2006” (Flip/Atlantic) sold 27,000 (No. 41).

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