Ludacris Controls The Chart, Gorillaz Settle For Second Place

Robbie Daw | March 17, 2010 12:21 pm

Lady Antebellum are kicked to the curb on the Billboard Top 200 Albums this week as Ludacris’ Battle Of The Sexes debuts in the #1 position after sales of 137,000 copies. Luda also appears on Taio Cruz’s current Hot 100 chart topper “Break Your Heart.” Meanwhile, just behind the sexting rapper at #2 are Gorillaz, who moved 112,000 unites of their third set of cartoon-band jams Plastic Beach.

Perhaps the biggest news this week isn’t the Top 10’s three other new entries (from Jimi Hendrix, Gary Allan and Broken Bells), but rather last week’s debuts that took giant tumbles.

The Alice In Wonderland tie-in album Almost Alice entered at a respectable #5, but has now plummeted to #13 a mere seven days later. Another giant drop: Jason Derulo’s self-titled album, which popped in at #11 but has now taken the plunge to #29 (yee-owch!) after a 60% sales drop-off.

Oh, well—at least Jason’s single “In My Head” is still going full steam ahead. Too bad the same can’t be said for Avril Lavigne’s “Alice,” which is currently floundering at #58 on iTunes’ Top Songs roundup.

The Top 10 of Billboard‘s Top 200 Albums:

1. Ludacris, Battle Of The Sexes *new* 2. Gorillaz, Plastic Beach *new* 3. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now 4. Jimi Hendrix, Valleys Of Neptune *new* 5. Gary Allan, Get Off On The Pain *new* 6. Sade, Soldier Of Love 7. Broken Bells, Broken Bells *new* 8. Lady Gaga, The Fame 9. The Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D. 10. Blake Shelton, Hillbilly Bone