Tween sensation's sophomore album sold 102,000 copies
Justin Bieber’s “My World 2.0″ returns to the pinnacle of the U.S. album chart this week, brushing back a momentary challenge from Usher for the No. 1 slot.The tween sensation’s sophomore album sold 102,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ending April 11. His 2009 Island debut “My World” holds at No. 8 this week, adding another 30,000 to his tally; that collection has shifted 1.2 million to date. Bieber’s latest was pushed out of the top position last week by Usher’s “Raymond V. Raymond.” The R&B star’s LaFace set slips to No. 2 this week in a 72% decline, moving 92,000. Struggling EMI Music accounts for the other three titles in this week’s top five. Guitarist Slash’s self-titled solo debut enters at No. 3 with a 60,000-unit bow. The Velvet Revolver and Guns N’ Roses axeman’s set on the Dik Hayd imprint is distributed by EMI Label Services. In spite of a 34% drop, country powerhouse Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now’ (Capitol Nashville) holds on at No. 4 with sales of 57,000, taking album’s cume sales over 1.7 million. EMI-distributed “Now 33″ drops two rungs to No. 5; the hits compilation lost 57% and sold 53,000. Week’s top 10 holdovers include Monica’s “Still Standing” (No. 6, 38,000, down 53%), Lady Gaga’s “The Fame” (No. 7, 32,000, down 35%) and Eyrkah Badu’s “New Amerykah Part Two” (No. 9, 30,000, down 73%). Week’s only other top 10 arrival is Madonna’s “Sticky & Sweet Tour.” Live collection, diva’s Warner Bros. swan song, tracked a meager 28,000 in its first stanza. New titles by MGMT, Coheed & Cambria and Jeff Beck are poised for chart entry next week.
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