Why is 50 Cent’s album called The Massacre? Look what it did to the competition on the Billboard album chart this week. Holding on to No. 1 for a second straight session, the rapper’s second album sold another 771,000 copies, according to SoundScan. His nearest competitor, Jack Johnson’s In Between Dreams, sold just 118,000, though it rose one spot to second place. The Game, who publicly reconciled with mentor 50 last week, saw his album The Documentary rise two slots to No. 3 on sales of 87,000. Down two to No. 4 was Jennifer Lopez’s Rebirth, which sold another 86,000 discs. Green Day’s American Idiot climbed one rung to No. 5 and sold 77,000 units.
In the absence of major new releases, the rest of the top 10 saw more shuffling. Kelly Clarkson’s Breakaway rose three notches to No. 6. Ray Charles’ Genius Loves Company held in seventh place. The Killers’ Hot Fuss, after nine months in stores, finally cracked the top 10, rising six spots to No. 8. John Legend’s Get Lifted was up two to No. 9, and Eminem’s Encore held in 10th place.