In terms of first-week sales, Fiona Apple and The Artist were simply no match for Faith Hill, Savage Garden, or those darn-blasted Pokémon.As of Monday, country singer Faith Hill will top the "Billboard" album chart after selling 240,000 copies of her album "Breathe" during its first week of release, according to sales figures released by SoundScan on Wednesday. Hill squeaked past Mariah Carey, who holds on to the number two spot for the second week in a row after moving 228,000 more copies of "Rainbow," which has now passed the gold (500,000 copies) sales mark. Fiona Apple's "When The Pawn" moved 102,000 copies to enter next week's chart at number 13, while "Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic" by The Artist will come in at number 18 with just under 84,000 units sold in its first week. Rounding out the top 20 are the debuts of Arista's "Totally Hits" compilation at number 14, the soundtrack to the Usher film "Light It Up" at 19, and the soundtrack to "End Of Days," featuring
Guns N' Roses' "Oh My God," at 20.Other notable debuts include E-40's "Charlie Hustle" at 28, opera-man Andrea Bocelli's "Sacred Arias" at 31, Montell Jordan's "Get It On... Tonite" at 32, Jimmy Buffett's live album at 37, "If I Left The Zoo" by Jars Of Clay at 53, the second "Ally McBeal" song collection at 61, Tonic's latest, "Sugar," at 81, Natalie Merchant's "Live In Concert" at 82, Sublime's "Greatest Hits" at 114, and Mike Ness' album of covers, "Under The Influences," at 174.
-- Kim Stitzel