Now's big bow meant a single week at Number One for Ashlee Simpson's Autobiography, which slipped to Number Two with sales of 270,000. One spot lower was Taking Back Sunday, who have built a remarkable grassroots audience. The group's second album, Where You Want to Be, sold a hearty 163,000 copies.
Two other newcomers found their way into the Top Ten: Rap troupe Terror Squad's True Story sold 97,000 copies at Number Seven, while R&B singer Kevin Lyttle sold 84,000 copies of his self-titled debut one peg lower. Pearl Jam's Live at Benaroya Hall also made a strong first-week showing, selling 52,000 copies at Number Eighteen.
Without a blockbuster release entering stores this week, look for next week's chart to primarily be a holding pattern.
This weeks' Top Ten: Now That's What I Call Music! 16; Ashlee Simpson's Autobiography; Taking Back Sunday's Where You Want to Be; Jimmy Buffett's License to Chill; Usher's Confessions; Gretchen Wilson's Here for the Party; Terror Squad's True Story; Kevin Lyttle's Kevin Lyttle; Lloyd Banks' Hunger for More; and Big and Rich's Horse of a Different Color.