Simon Cowell's band Il Divo band tops Billboard 200 album chart
UPI News Service, 02/01/2006
Simon Cowell's band, Il Divo, has hit the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 album's chart with "Ancora."
The group assembled by the "American Idol" judge also debuted at No. 1 on the Top Classical Crossover chart.
Country music's Josh Turner's "Your Man," debuted at No. 2 on the Top 200 and No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart.
Coming in at No. 3 on the Top 200 was "Unpredictable" by Jamie Foxx followed by Mary J. Blige's "Breakthrough" at No. 4.
The No. 5 on the Top 200 was Yellowcard's "Lights and Sounds" with the compilation "NOW #1's" bowing at No. 6.
Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" fell to No. 7 while Eminem's "Curtain Call: The Hits" tumbled from No. 3 last week to No. 8.
P.O.D.'s "Testify" debuted at No. 9 the soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical" soared from No. 58 to No. 10 to fill out the top tier.
Overall U.S. sales rose 5 percent over the previous week to 9.5 million units but lagged 5 percent behind the same week a year ago.
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