Rihanna’s ‘Loud’ Debuts on Billboard 200 Top Three

R&B singer Rihanna’s fifth studio album ‘Loud’ has landed on the number three spot on the Billboard 200 album chart, behind Susan Boyle’s ‘The Gift’ and Jackie Evancho’s ‘O Holy Night.’ The set, which boast the singles “Only Girl (In The World)” and “What’s My Name?” featuring rapper Drake moved just a little over 200K, reports Hitsdailydouble.com. “Never have I ever stressed out on the first week,” Rihanna recently tells New York radio host Angie Martinez. “Ever since ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’, the first week was like 160[,000], and it grew to sell nine million albums. The first week never determines what the success of the album will be.” Despite having sold over 15 million albums worldwide and scoring eight number one singles in the U.S., Rihanna has yet to register a number one on the Billboard 200 album chart, her closest being ‘Good Girl Gone Bad,’ which peaked at number two in 2007. Chart topper Susan Boyle’s sophomore album ‘The Gift’ continues to reign the chart, notching up another 323,428 units, 5,000 more sales than during the previous week.

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