Ja Rule On Top As Wallflowers, Orgy Hit Chart

It will be Radiohead out, Ja Rule in at the top of next week’s “Billboard” 200 albums chart.

According to sales figures released by SoundScan on Wednesday, Ja Rule’s “Rule 3:36″ will bump Radiohead’s “Kid A” from the top of the chart after only one week. The Queens rapper sold just under 276,000 copies of his follow up to 1999′s “Venni Vetti Vecci” in its first week in stores to debut at number one.

Ja Rule finds himself atop a triumvirate of hip-hop stars on next week’s chart, as Nelly’s “Country Grammar” takes over number two, while Mystikal’s “Let’s Get Ready” remains a contender at number three. In all, hip-hop artists will take up 10 of the top 25 spots on next week’s chart.

The week’s other notable debuts include M.O.P.’s “Warriorz” at 25, Changing Faces’ “Visit Me” at 46, Caedmon’s Call’s “Long Line Of Leavers” at 58, Bette Midler’s “Bette” at 69, Flesh-N-Bone’s “Fifth Dog Lets Loose” at 98, boxer Oscar De La Hoya’s self-titled debut at 121,
Keb Mo’s “Door” at 122, the Grateful Dead’s “Ladies & Gentlemen…” at 165, Supertones’ “Loud & Clear” at 168, and Spineshank’s “Height Of Callousness” at 183.