Rapper Lloyd Banks’ “Hunger for More” (Interscope) held on to No. 1 in the nation’s album sales despite a 62% drop from its debut week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
“Hunger” sold 164,000 copies in a week that found only one debut in the top 20, Angie Stone’s “Stone Love” (J), and four albums leading a top 10 shakeup.
Country act Big & Rich rose seven spaces and 10,000 units sold to grab No. 6. Their Warner disc “Horse of a Different Color” sold 75,000 copies to push the duo’s cume to 391,000. Los Lonely Boys, whose Epic debut has been inching up the chart for months, hit No. 10 on sales of 65,000.
Avril Lavigne’s “Under My Skin” (Arista) and Velvet Revolver’s “Contraband” (RCA) returned to the top 10. The teen singer’s sophomore disc sold a mere 66 copies more than Big & Rich to take No. 5. The hard rock supergroup got to No. 8 on sales of 74,000. For the fifth week in a row, Usher’s “Confessions” remained at No. 2.
Neo-soul singer Stone’s third disc sold 52,000 in its first stanza. “Nashville Star” winner Brad Cotter’s “Patient Man” (Epic) was the next highest debut, at No. 27, selling 34,000. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy debuted at No. 47 as his Warner disc “Have Your Loved Ones Spayed or Neutered” sold 22,000.
Taking significant tumbles were Brandy (65% drop); the Cure (55%); Rush (60%); and Prince (69%), who is taking a break from his tour in which CDs are given to concertgoers.