Ne-Yo leads pack of album debuts

May 9, 2007 at 12:16 PM

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- Ne-Yo scored his second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Because of You" led a debut-heavy week on the U.S. album chart.

Jazz singer Michael Buble's "Call Me Irresponsible" debuted at No. 2.

Canadian rock group Rush's first studio album in five years, "Snakes & Arrows" entered the album chart at No. 3.

After two weeks on top, "The Best Damn Thing" by Avril Lavigne slid to No. 4.

Debuting at No. 5 was Tori Amos' "American Doll Posse." Miranda Lamber's second album, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" entered the chart at No. 6.

In its 24th week, Daughtry's self-titled album remained in the top 10, falling from No. 5 to No. 7.

Country singer Blake Shelton's "Pure BS" entered the chart at No. 8.

The "NOW 24" hits compilation tumbled from No. 4 to No. 9 while Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" dipped from No. 8 to No. 10 in its 77th week.

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