Staind's 'Chapter V' tops album sales chart, Faith Hill drops to third
UPI News Service, 08/17/2005
Staind's "Chapter V" knocked Faith Hill's "Fireflies" out of the top spot of the Billboard 200 albums chart announced Wednesday.
"Chapter V" sold 185,000 U.S. copies last week while "Fireflies" fell to No. 3 on sales of 124,000 copies.
The 19th installment of the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" series held onto the No. 2 spot for a second week, while Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi" was No. 4.
The Black Eyed Peas' "Monkey Business" rebounded from No. 8 to No. 5, followed by Young Jeezy's "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101" dropped to No. 6.
Coldplay's "X&Y" held onto the No. 7 spot for a second week and Gorillaz's "Demon Days" clocked in at No. 8. The Top 10 was rounded out by Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway" at No. 9 and Bow Wow's "Wanted" at No. 10.
U.S. album sales fell 3.4 percent from the previous week at 10.2 million units, down nearly 11 percent from the same week last year. Year-to-date sales trail 2004 by 8 percent at 345 million units.
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