There’s no slowing down 50 Cent. His The Massacre topped the Billboard album chart for a fourth week and sold another 329,000 copies, according to SoundScan — down just 10 percent from last week. That was more than enough to fend off three new releases that debuted in the top 10, as well as holdovers like NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 18. The hits compilation remained at No. 2 for a second week, moving another 269,000 units.
R&B artist Frankie J entered the chart at No. 3 with The One, selling 130,000 discs. Queens of the Stone Age enjoyed the strongest debut of their career with Lullabies to Paralyze, opening at No. 5 on sales of 97,000. And at No. 10, Lifehouse’s self-titled album entered the chart with 63,000 copies sold. Just missing out on top-10 debuts were Trace Adkins’ Songs About Me (which undersold Lifehouse by just 90 copies to debut at No. 11) and Tweet’s It’s Me Again (No. 17).
Holding at No. 4 was Green Day’s six-month-old American Idiot, with sales rising 37 percent to 103,000. Down three spots to No. 6 was Jack Johnson’s In Between Dreams. Kelly Clarkson’s Breakaway slipped one notch to No. 7. The Killers’ Hot Fuss held in eighth place. Boosted by several live TV appearances last week, Gwen Stefani jumped eight spots to No. 9 with Love, Angel, Music, Baby.