50 Cent reclaims the top of the album chart. Fabolous, Lil' Kim, and rockers Evanescence enjoy top 10 debuts
After a couple of weeks out of the spotlight, 50 Cent is back in the chart-topping business. His ”Get Rich or Die Tryin”’ returned to No. 1 on the Billboard chart, selling 359,000 copies, just 15 percent less than last week, according to SoundScan. Still riding the Grammy wave, Norah Jones slipped to second place, selling 330,000 copies of ”Come Away With Me,” about half what she sold last week but three times what she was selling before her prize-winning sweep. Strong first-week showings came from rappers Fabolous, who debuted in third place with ”Street Dreams,” on sales of 185,000, and Lil’ Kim, whose ”La Bella Mafia” entered the chart at No. 5 and sold 166,000 copies. R. Kelly’s ”Chocolate Factory” cranked out another 168,000 discs for a No. 4 finish.
Fresh from the ”Daredevil” soundtrack, rockers Evanescence entered the chart at No. 7 with their debut album ”Fallen.” Rounding out the top 10 were the Dixie Chicks’ ”Home” (down two notches to No. 6), Kid Rock’s ”Cocky” (sliding one slot to No. 8), the ”Chicago” soundtrack (climbing two spots to No. 9), and the ”Cradle 2 the Grave” soundtrack (holding at No. 10).