.

Jamie Foxx Stays on Top

"Ray" star edges out Mary J. Blige for second week

January 11, 2006 12:00 AM ET

In a much slower sales week, Oscar-winning actor turned singer Jamie Foxx topped the chart for the second consecutive week with his sophomore release, the R&B record Unpredictable, selling another 131,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This puts the Ray star's first effort just shy of the million mark. Foxx continues to edge out previous Number One, R&B diva Mary J. Blige's The Breakthrough, which took second place again with 118,000 units moved.

Eminem's first-ever hits compilation, Curtain Call, sold another 109,000 CDs to hold onto Number Three. And the one major debut this week came from the Strokes, whose third album, First Impressions of Earth, landed at Number Four (88,000). This matches the chart ranking of the New York rockers' last effort, 2003's Room on Fire — although that record sold more than 40,000 more copies in its first week out.

Holding fast to Number Five (81,000) is American Idol Carrie Underwood's country debut, Some Hearts, while another serious chart regular, Mariah Carey's Grammy-nominated hit The Emancipation of Mimi, climbed back up two spots to Number Six (74,000).

The Notorious B.I.G.'s compilation of posthumous collaborations, Duets: The Final Chapter, featuring material from the vault reworked with Jay-Z, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and others, fell three places to Number Seven (74,000). Hip-hoppers Black Eyed Peas saw their long-running blockbuster, Monkey Business, move another 63,000 CDs to stick to Number Nine. And Canadian rockers Nickelback's All the Right Reasons held onto the Top Ten, falling three spots to Number Ten (58,000).

Next week, expect Foxx to finally pass one million in sales.

This week's Top Ten: Jamie Foxx's Unpredictable; Mary J. Blige's The Breakthrough; Eminem's Curtain Call; the Strokes' First Impressions of Earth; Carrie Underwood's Some Hearts; Mariah Carey's The Emancipation of Mimi; the Notorious B.I.G.'s Duets: The Final Chapter; Kelly Clarkson's Breakaway; Black Eyed Peas' Monkey Business; Nickelback's All the Right Reasons.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“San Francisco Mabel Joy”

Mickey Newbury | 1969

A country-folk song of epic proportions, "San Francisco Mabel Joy" tells the tale of a poor Georgia farmboy who wound up in prison after a move to the Bay Area found love turning into tragedy. First released by Mickey Newbury in 1969, it might be more familiar through covers by Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez and Kenny Rogers. "It was a five-minute song written in a two-minute world," Newbury said. "I was told it would never be cut by any artist ... I was told you could not use the term 'redneck' in a song and get it recorded."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com