With an opening week of 329,000 copies sold (as predicted) of his new album Raymond v. Raymond, R&B singer Usher has bumped his protege Justin Bieber down one notch and has taken over the top spot on the Billboard 200 with his third straight No. 1 album. His last album, 2008’s “Here I Stand” opened at No. 1 as did his 2004 album “Confessions.” And according to Billboard, Usher’s debut is the third-best sales week so far in the year.
Justin Bieber’s “My World 2.0” has moved down to No. 2 with nearly 300,000 units moved for the week (he almost beat his mentor Usher!) and our girl Monica moved down to No. 6 with 87,000 copies sold of her latest album “Still Standing.”