Michael Buble Tops The Billboard Album Chart

NEW YORK, NY (May 16, 2007) — Michael Buble sings his way to the top of the Billboard 200 chart after debuting at # 2 last week. Buble’s “Call Me Irresponsible,” made up mainly of classics and standards, sold 144,950 copies this week.Bone Thugs N Harmony debuted at # 2 this week with “Strength and Loyalty,” the rap group’s first Top 10 album since “BTNHResurrection” debuted at # 2 in 2000. “Strength & Loyalty,” which features appearances from The Game, Mariah Carey, and Akon (who also served as producer along with James Dupri), sold 119,283 copies.R&B singer Bobby Valentino’s second album “Special Occasion” debuts at # 3, the same place his self-titled debut entered in 2005. Ne-Yo took a bit of a fall this week, dropping from first place to # 4 with his Def Jam album “Because of You.”Avril Lavigne slipped one spot to land at # 5 with “The Best Damn Thing,” while Daughtry increased their sales enough to move them up a spot at # 6.

Barbra Streisand is back on the charts with her 29th Top 10 album, “Streisand: Live In Concert 2006.” She debuts at # 7.Carrie Underwood shows staying power, as “Some Hearts” climbs two spots to # 8 after spending 78 weeks on the chart.Bjork is back on the scene with her new album “Volta” at # 9. At 42,943 copies sold, Bjork has had higher-selling debuts in the past — but this is her highest-charting debut nonetheless.The NOW 24 compilation rounds out the Top 10.Maroon 5 continues to hold the top position on the Hot Downloaded Singles chart with “Makes Me Wonder,” the first single from “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long” (arriving in stores next week).Below are 1. MICHAEL BUBLE - Call Me Irresponsible - 144,9502. BONE THUGS N HARMONY - Strength & Loyalty - 119,2833. BOBBY VALENTINO - Special Occasion - 91,6834. NE-YO - Because of You - 88,9855. AVRIL LAVIGNE - The Best Damn Thing - 70,7686. DAUGHTRY - Daughtry - 66,7827. BARBRA STREISAND - Streisand: Live In Concert 2006 - 59,8838. CARRIE UNDERWOOD - Some Hearts - 56,7239. BJORK - Volta - 42,94310. VARIOUS ARTISTS - NOW 24 - 40,7141. MAROON 5 - Makes Me Wonder - 130,7472. T-PAIN FEATURING YUNG JOC - Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’) - 93,0023. AVRIL LAVIGNE - Girlfriend - 92,9844.NE-YO - Because Of You - 69,3255.TIMBALAND feat. NELLY FURTADO & JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - Give It To Me - 65,8586.BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY feat. AKON - I Tried - 64,6587. KELLY CLARKSON - Never Again - 63,6748.CARRIE UNDERWOOD - I’ll Stand By You - 62,0579. HUEY - Pop, Lock & Drop It - 61,26610. DAUGHTRY - Home - 58,449

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