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Jay-Z tops album sales chart, Chris Daughtry album debuts in second


UPI News Service, 11/29/2006 

The post Thanksgiving Billboard 200 chart sees rapper Jay-Z at No. 1 with his album "Kingdom Come."

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The album sold more than 680,000 copies in the United States, making it his biggest sales week ever as well as his ninth No. 1 on the chart, Billboard.com reported.

"American Idol" season five finalist Chris Daughtry enters the chart at No. 2 with his self-titled debut, while the hits compilation "NOW 23" holds steady at No. 3 for a second week.

The Beatles' "Love," the soundtrack to Cirque du Soleil's Las Vegas show of the same name, debuts at No. 4 and Snoop Dogg's "The Blue Carpet Treatment" comes in at No. 5, earning him his ninth top 10 album.

Beyonce climbs back up the rungs to sit at No. 6 with "B'Day" while the soundtrack to Disney's "Hannah Montana" slides to No. 7.

Akon's "Konvicted" debuted at No. 1 last week but this week drops all the way to No. 8.

Late rapper Tupac Shakur's "Pac's Life" dropped at No. 9; it is also the late rappers 14th title on the chart since his death in 1996.

Keith Urban rounds out the top tier on the Billboard 200 with the Capitol Nashville release "Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing" at No. 10.

This weeks CD sales are up 36 percent compared to last week and are the same as they were for the week a year ago at 17.02 million units.

The 485.7 million units sold so far this year are a 5 percent drop compared to 2005.


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