CHART NEWS: Fantasia Makes Noise, Eminem’s Reign Ends, Usher and Kem Floats

Fresh off one of the most talked about “homewrecker” scandal in music, former American Idol winner Fantasia lands at the number two spot on this weeks Billboard 200 albums chart with the album ‘Back to Me,’ selling 117,000units. The feat marks her highest charting album to date. Fantasia’s “Free Yourself” debut started and peaked at No. 8 in 2004 and her sophomore effort “Fantasia” topped out at No. 19 in 2006, according to Billboard. ‘Back to Me’ also debuts at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, a career best for Fantasia. “Free Yourself” and “Fantasia” peaked at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. Rapper Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ slips two spots to No. 3 this week with 98,000 with 98,000 albums sold. So far, the album has spent seven non-consecutive weeks at No. 1. R&B singer Usher’s “Versus” EP moved 46,000 units to claim the No. 4 spot, giving the “OMG” star his sixth top 10 album. Kem’s “Intimacy” drops four spots to No. 6 with 30,000 units moved.


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