July 21, 2005


R. Kelly’s new Jive album “TP.3 Reloaded” remains atop the Billboard 200 for a second week despite a 71.5% drop in sales to 139,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Houston rapper Slim Thug's major label debut, "Already Platinum" (Star Trak/Geffen/Interscope), debuts at No. 2 with 129,000 copies, and at No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Bow Wow sold 119,000 copies of his latest album "Wanted" (Columbia) to premiere at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The set's first single, "Let Me Hold You" featuring Omarion, is the biggest radio hit of the youngin’s career and is likely to become the rapper's first top 10 hit on Billboard's Hot 100. "Wanted" also debuts at No. 2 on the Top Rap Albums list and No. 3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Coldplay's "X&Y" (Capitol) and Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi" (Island/Def Jam) both move down one notch to No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.
In other notable top ten movement, Missy Elliott's "The Cookbook" (the Gold Mind/Atlantic) drops 2-7; the Black Eyed Peas' "Monkey Business" (A&M/Interscope) slips one to No. 7; and Ying Yang Twins' "U.S.A.: United States of Atlanta" (TVT) slides 5-9.
Dipset's "Diplomats & DukeDaGod Present: More Than Music, Vol. 1" (Diplomats/Koch) enters the chart at No. 22, the "Hustle & Flow" soundtrack (Atlantic,) debuts at No. 31 and Fatty Koo's "House of Fatty Koo" (Columbia) opens at No. 64.

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