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CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 30th, 2006, 11:20 AM
Prince achieves his first career No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week with his new NPG Music/Universal album, "3121." The set sold 183,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to open at No. 1 on the big list, as well as on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally.

Prince last topped the R&B/Hip-Hop chart with 1991's "Diamonds & Pearls." On The Billboard 200, he now has four No. 1s, including 1989's "Batman," 1985's "Around the World in a Day" and 1984's "Purple Rain."

The Prince set leads a charge of debuts this week as new titles from B.G., Ben Harper and Teddy Geiger all bow inside the top 10.

The soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical" continued with strong sales, although its 7% increase to 152,000 was not enough to stay in front of Prince, so the set falls 1-2 on The Billboard 200. James Blunt's Atlantic release "Back to Bedlam" drops 2-3 with 111,000 (-12%), but crowns the Top Rock Albums chart for a fourth, non-consecutive week.

Barry Manilow's "The Greatest Songs of the Fifties" rebounds 24-4 with sales of 78,000 copies, a whopping 140% increase. The Arista effort, which debuted at the top of the chart in February, got new legs after Manilow coached "American Idol" contestants and performed "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" last week on the show. Right behind him is Ne-Yo with "In My Own Words" (Def Jam), which slips one to No. 5 with 72,000 (-7%).

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 30th, 2006, 11:21 AM
Congrats to PRINCE! Hopefully a couple songs/songles off of this cd will garner some pop radio play :bounce:

PamShriverRockz
Mar 30th, 2006, 11:32 AM
Nice one! I quite like Prince's new album. At first I thought it was a bit patchy but it's a grower.

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 30th, 2006, 11:37 AM
Nice one! I quite like Prince's new album. At first I thought it was a bit patchy but it's a grower.

Yup...kind of like me...i'm a grower not a shower... :eek: :lol: :p

Libertango
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:09 PM
Congrats to Prince, but 183,000??? Is that a normal figure for US sales?? Doesn't seem that much really.....

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 30th, 2006, 03:26 PM
Yeah...that has been about normal for a #1 album over the past couple of years. DIGITAL DOWNLOADS has really cut into sales :D :bounce:

spokenword73
Mar 30th, 2006, 03:28 PM
yea, 4 Prince.
I saw him in concert a couple of years ago, he is da bomb.

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 30th, 2006, 10:42 PM
Yeah..he is one of the few artists that most cultures and races seem to come together and enjoy :D :bounce:

volta
Mar 30th, 2006, 11:15 PM
that album is HOT :worship: :worship:

Rocketta
Mar 30th, 2006, 11:28 PM
Prince! :banana: :banana: :banana:

I will be buying this album. :yeah:

I hope this means he does another tour of the new and old stuff because I missed the first half of his concert the last time. :fiery:

Wannabeknowitall
Mar 31st, 2006, 12:15 AM
Yeah..he is one of the few artists that most cultures and races seem to come together and enjoy :D :bounce:

That is true. I love Prince.
He doesn't looks a day over 28.
Carlos Boozer might have actually gave him more good publicity than he thinks over Prince turning his mansion into his Purple Rain dreamhouse.