It looks like beef is still big business. After spending much of the year feuding with 50 Cent and goading Eminem,
Rap sold nearly 158,000 copies in its first week of release to claim the top spot on the albums chart. It's Ross' third-straight #1 debut, following last year's Trilla and 2006's Port of Miami.
The "Hannah Montana" soundtrack was a distant #2, selling more than 104,000 copies in its fifth week of release. The week's second-biggest debut belongs to none other than the legendary
Bowing at #5 is none other than college aficionado Asher Roth, whose debut, Asleep in the Bread Aisle sold nearly 65,000 copies. The unstoppable "Twilight" soundtrack follows at #6, with sales of more than 40,000 copies.
Other notable debuts on next week's Billboard chart include Italian goth-metallers Lacuna Coil's Shallow Life at #16, with sales of more than 21,000 copies; Jars of Clay's The Long Fall Back To Earth at #29, with sales of more than 15,000 copies; the Pet Shop Boys' Yes, which bows at #32 with sales of more than 14,000 copies; and Manchester Orchestra's Mean Everything to Nothing at #37, with sales of more than 12,000 copies.