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On the Charts: Justin Bieber Back on Top, Slash Debuts High

April 14, 2010 2:22 PM ET

Justin Bieber reclaimed the Number One spot he relinquished to his mentor Usher last week as My World 2.0 ruled the chart despite a 65 percent sales decrease to 102,000 copies, making it the lone album on the Billboard 200 album chart to surpass 100K, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Usher's Raymond V. Raymond swapped places with the Bieb by coming in Number Two in its second week with 92,000 copies. The biggest surprise on the charts however was Slash, who entered the charts at Number Three with his self-titled solo album. The Velvet Revolver guitarist sold 60,000 copies.

Rounding out the Top Five were a pair of usual suspects: Lady Antebellum's Need You Now at Four and the 33rd NOW! comp at Five. Only one more new release managed to break into the Top 10 on a slow sales week — overall Top 200 sales were down 23 percent compared to the same week last year — and it was Madonna's Sticky and Sweet Tour live album at Number 10.

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

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Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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