Further proof that there’s life after boy-band membership comes with the chart-topping debut of Omarion’s O. The former B2K frontman’s first solo CD entered the Billboard album chart at No. 1 and sold 182,000 copies, according to SoundScan. That pushed last week’s champ, Ray Charles’ Genius Loves Company, down to second place, on sales of 110,000. Also down one spot each were Green Day’s American Idiot (No. 3, 109,000) and the Game’s The Documentary (No. 4, 105,000). Entering the chart in fifth place was Tori Amos’ The Beekeeper, which sold 83,000 copies.
Debuting in seventh place was the Kidz Bop Kids’ Kidz Bop Vol. 7, the latest anthology of current pop hits (à la the NOW That’s What I Call Music! series) performed in singalong cover versions by a chorus of children. Holding on from last week were John Legend’s Get Lifted (climbing one notch to No. 6), Eminem’s Encore (holding at No. 8), 3 Doors Down’s Seventeen Days (down three slots to No. 9), and Kelly Clarkson’s Breakaway, holding in 10th place.