For a second straight week, Coldplay's Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, one of the year's best-selling debuts, will top the Billboard albums chart, thanks to week-two sales of nearly 249,000 — which was more than enough to fend off the year's biggest seller, Lil Wayne. Tha Carter III comes in at #2 after selling 209,000 copies during its third week in stores, according to the latest Nielsen SoundScan figures. The latest chart will also boast 21 debuts, including Mötley Crüe's Saints of Los Angeles, which opens at #4 with 99,000 scans, and Three 6 Mafia's Last 2 Walk, which bows at #5, after selling close to 77,000 units.
Elsewhere on the chart we find Shinedown's The Sound of Madness entering at #8 with a reported 50,000 sold, while Sigur Rós' Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust follows at #15 on the strength of 31,600 scans. Cute Is What We Aim For's Rotation impacts the chart at #21, having sold 22,700 copies, while Less Than Jake's GNV FLA surfaces at #61 after selling 10,000-plus. Right behind them, at #63, is G. Love & Special Sauce's latest, Superhero Brother, which sold 10,000 units, followed at #65 by Superchick's Rock What You Got, which moved 9,700 copies.
The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself is also new to the chart, landing at #73 with 9,000 sold, while at #99 with 7,300 sold is The 3rd World, a mixtape from rapper Immortal Technique. Digi Snacks, the fourth solo album by rapper/producer RZA, enters at #111, having sold 6,600 copies, while Reckless Kelly's Bulletproof follows at #117 after selling 6,500.
The rest of the new top 10 is filled out by the usual suspects. The soundtrack to the Disney Channel original movie "Camp Rock" holds at #3 with 170,000 copies snatched up, while the 28th installment in the Now That's What I Call Music! franchise falls two to #6 with 65,500 sold. Usher's Here I Stand drops one to #7 after selling another 51,600 copies, while Disturbed's Indestructible slides a single slot to #9 on 50,000 scans. Lastly, tumbling three spots to #10, it's Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad with 46,500 copies sold.