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Ludacris is No.1 on the Billboard 200

Oct. 4, 2006 at 1:24 PM

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The Billboard Top 200 saw the first four slots filled with debuts this week, with Ludacris' "Release Therapy" dropping at No. 1, Billboard.com reported.

Janet Jackson's comes in at No. 2 with "20 Y.O.," her eighth straight top three debut. "Duets: An American Classic," drops to No. 3, giving Tony Bennett his highest charting album ever, while Alan Jackson's "Like Red on a Rose" bows at No. 4, giving him his ninth top ten album on the Billboard 200.

Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" slides to No. 5 after two weeks atop the chart, pushing John Mayer's "Continuum" to No. 6.

Hinder's "Extreme Behavior" rises to No. 7 in its 35th week on the chart, but Clay Aiken's "A Thousand Different Ways" takes a major sales hit, sliding to No. 8.

Fergie's solo debut "The Dutchess" also descends on the chart, stopping at No. 9, while parody singer "Weird Al" Yankovic sees his best chart position ever at No. 10 with "Straight Outta Lynwood."

CD sales are up 2.9 percent from last week and down 3.8 percent in comparison with the same week last year at 9.90 million units. 2006's sales are 5 percent less than 2005 at 393.6 million units.

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