New music from Shakira and Erica Campbell (Mary Mary) has debuted on the coveted Billboard charts.
Earning her best charting debut to date, Shakira's self titled album has debuted at no.2 on the Billboard 200 this week with sales of 84,000 copies.
Led by the single "Can't Remember To Forget You" (feat. Rihanna), "Shakira" is her best charting album to date, but is her lowest sales week to date (with an English-language album).
"It’s her highest-charting album ever, surpassing the No. 3 peak of 2001's "Laundry Service." On the other hand, "Shakira" notches her lowest sales start of all her English-language studio albums. It dips below the bow of 2009's "She Wolf," which launched at No. 15 with 89,000 in the thick of the Christmas shopping season," reports Billboard.
In related news, Erica Campbell, of Grammy winning group Mary Mary, has debuted atop the Billboard Gospel albums chart. She has also earned a top 10 debut with her album, "Help," on the Billboard 200.
With sales of 23,000 copies first week, "Help" debuted at no.6 on the Billboard 200.
Led by the title track, featuring Lecrae, "Help" is Campbell's fourth top 10 on the Billboard 200 when you look back at Mary Mary's discography inclusive of "The Sound," which debuted at no.7 in 2007.
Campbell can be seen on the WE series "Mary Mary" tonight (Thursday) at 9 p.m. She is a featured performer on Sunday's "Celebration of Gospel" (BET), which airs at 8 p.m. ET.