Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Ludacris battles to the top of the charts; Gorillaz and Jimi Hendrix also place in the top five

Posted on

ludacris

Image Credit: David Gabber / PR PhotosLudacris sold 137,000 copies of his new Battle of the Sexes CD to grab pole position on the Billboard chart this week. Luda replaced Lady Antebellum whose Need You Now album slipped to third place.

Meanwhile, Gorillaz proved they weren’t monkeying around with their newie, Plastic Beach. The cartoon pop band’s album debuted at No. 2 after shifting 112,000 units. Jimi Hendrix’s Valleys of Neptune CD claimed fourth place with sales of 95,000. Remarkably, that is the guitar icon’s 34th posthumous album to make the charts, though it is Hendrix’s highest position since 1971’s The Cry of Love hit no. 3.

Country star Gary Allan entered at no. 5 with 65,000 sales of his CD Get Off on the Pain, while the eponymous debut from the Danger Mouse- and James Mercer-featuring Broken Bells hit the No. 7 spot after moving 49,000 copies.

(Follow the Music Mix on Twitter: @EWMusicMix.)

More from EW.com’s Music Mix:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony: Eyewitness report

The Lonely Island and Julian Casablancas’ “Boombox” comes to SNL (finally!)

The Specials: Terry Hall and Lynval Golding on the ska-rock legends’ reunion shows—and why their absent keyboard player is a ‘Scrooge’

Adam Lambert ‘Unplugged’: Watch his VH1 performances here

Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’ video