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Diddy takes No. 1 on the Billboard 200

Oct. 25, 2006 at 4:08 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs takes the No. 1 U.S. album spot on The Billboard 200 this week for the first time since 1997 with "Press Play."

Evanescence's "The Open Door" holds at No. 2 and JoJo enters the chart with her sophomore set "The High Road," at No. 3, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds," Climbs back up to No. 4 while Dierks Bentley's "Long Trip Alone" bows at No. 5 on the Top 200.

Rod Stewart falls to No. 6 with "Still the Same... Great American Rock Classics of Our Time" and Hinder's "Extreme Behavior" continues to work its way back up the chart, ascending to No. 7, in its 38th week on the charts.

"American Idol" Ruben Studdard is back with "The Return" at No. 8; Tony Bennett's "Duets: An American Classic" drops to ninth while the Killers' "Sam's Town" rounds out the top albums at No. 10.

CD sales have dropped 2.3 percent from last week as well as 2.3 percent compared to the same week last year at 9.86 million units sold.

2006 sales are also down 5 percent compared to 2005 at 423.5 million units.

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