Hits compilation tops weekly album sales chart, Santana's 'All' second
UPI News Service, 11/09/2005
The 20th installment of the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" series holds this week's the top spot on The Billboard 200 albums chart.
The collection -- including songs by Franz Ferdinand, Coldplay, Weezer and the Backstreet Boys -- boasts eight Billboard chart-topping singles, Billboard said Wednesday.
Guitarist Carlos Santana is No. 2 with "All That I Am," which includes collaborations Steven Tyler, OutKast's Big Boi, Mary J. Blige, Michelle Branch and Los Lonely Boys, among others.
Nickelback's "All the Right Reasons" slips to No. 3, the Black Eyed Peas' "Monkey Business" is No. 4 and last week's No. 1, Destiny's Child's "#1's" falls to No. 5.
Blink-182's "Greatest Hits" bows at No. 6 followed by Martina McBride's covers set "Timeless" and Third Day's "Wherever You Are" is No. 8.
Rod Stewart's "Thanks for the Memory... The Great American Songbook, Vol. 4" falls to No. 9 and Ashlee Simpson's "I Am Me" slid from No. 6 last week to No. 10.
U.S. album sales last week rose 14 percent over the previous week but 2005 sales are 9.5 percent behind 2004.
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