#1 Run Ends for X&Y

Originally posted on July 06, 2005 11:05 PM

MTV is reporting that X&Y has finally been knocked off the #1 spot on the Billboard chart this week:

In a way, history repeats itself on the next Billboard album sales chart. After three weeks of ruling record sales, Coldplay have been overthrown, and it took a honky-tonkin' American country legend George Strait to end the British band's reign over the albums chart.

Somewhere Down in Texas, Strait's newest offering, claims the chart's #1 spot, moving close to 245,000 copies its first week out. Strait's latest shelves Coldplay's run at the top, jostling the rockers' X&Y two spots to a fourth-week #3 finish; X&Y netted sales of more than 140,000 this time around, according to the latest SoundScan data.

United State of Atlanta, the fifth album from Hotlanta party rap duo the Ying Yang Twins, also bested X&Y in this week's record-sales showdown, opening as Billboard's new #2, thanks to debut-week scans of more than 201,000. The Ying Yangs were predicted to chart high, having crafted one of the nation's biggest radio singles in "Wait (The Whisper Song)."

For the full rundown on this week's chart toppers, be sure to read the article.

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