Wednesday, August 02, 2006

LeToya is #1...

LeToya Luckett beat out Pharrell Williams for the #1 spot on this week's Billboard chart. LeToya took the top spot with 165,000 copies sold. Pharrell, with 142,000 sold, took the third place spot behind "Now That's What I Call Music".
In My Mind, the long-awaited, much-delayed solo debut from Pharrell Williams — one half of the hit-making production team the Neptunes — was a popular pick for #1. And with nearly 142,000 copies snatched up its first week in stores, the disc came close to the top. But in the end, Pharrell had to settle for third place. LeToya, the debut solo LP from LeToya Luckett, an original member of Destiny's Child who co-wrote and performed the group's gold-certified singles "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Say My Name," outsold Now by 14,000 copies to finish the week with close to 165,000 scans — and a chart-topping opening.

According to the latest SoundScan totals, Pharrell fell shy of second place by a mere 9,000 copies. The #2 position belongs to the 22nd installment in the Now franchise — an album featuring tracks by Rihanna, Chamillionaire, Chris Brown, Nick Lachey and Kelly Clarkson — which moved 151,000 units its third week out.

Congratulations to LeToya Luckett.