Ciara debuts atop weekly album chart, 'Daughtry' drops to seventh
UPI News Service, 12/13/2006
Pop sensation Ciara's "Ciara: The Evolution" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, leading debuts in the top three spots.
The new compilation "Eminem Presents: The Re-Up" comes onto the chart at No. 2 while Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape," debuts at No. 3, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
The soundtrack to Disney's "Hannah Montana" falls to No. 4 in its seventh week on the chart and the Sony BMG compilation "NOW 23" drops to No. 5.
Il Divo's "Siempre" jumps to No. 6 on the chart, followed by Chris Daughtry's "Daughtry" at No. 7 and the new Beatles collection "Love" at No. 8.
The No. 9 spot is held by Sarah McLachlan with her holiday album "Wintersong" and the top tier on the Billboard 200 is rounded out by Carrie Underwood, with "Some Hearts" at No. 10.
CD sales increased 27.8 percent from last week, but are down 1.9 percent compared to the same week last year with 18.86 million units sold. Sales for 2006 are down 5 percent compared to 2005 at 519.4 million units.