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Chris Brown's 'F.A.M.E.' tops Billboard 200 album chart with more than a quarter of a million copies sold

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Looks like Team Breezy didn’t let their man down this week.

The ride-or-die followers of embattled pop star Chris Brown lifted his fourth album, F.A.M.E., to a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart. It’s the second album since the infamous February 2009 incident that nearly cost him his career. The first, December 2009’s ill-received Graffiti, was a (relative) dud—pushing out just over 100,000 copies in its first week for a No. 7 opening.

Thirteen months later, it appears that aside from last week’s much-covered relapse, Brown is back. F.A.M.E. moved 270,000 units in its first seven days out. It’s the first time he’s topped the albums chart and the sales figures earn him 2011’s second best debut behind Adele’s 352,00 for 21. Trying to figure out how Brown made it to No. 1? Well, you can start here.

Jennifer Hudson’s sophomore set I Remember Me starts at No. 2, selling 165,000 albums. And Adele’s 21, last week’ s No. 1, drops to No. 3 with a still-impressive 96,000 albums sold.

Check out the full top 10 list after the jump.

March 30, 2011′s Billboard 200 albums top 10

No. 1 - Chris Brown, F.A.M.E.: 270,000

No. 2 - Jennifer Hudson, I Remember Me: 165,000

No. 3 - Adele, 21: 96,000

No. 4 - The Strokes, Angles: 89,000

No. 5 - Kirk Franklin, Hello Fear: 87,000

No. 6 - Songs For Japan compilation: 68,000

No. 7 - Panic at the Disco, Vices & Virtues: 56,000

No. 8 - Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More: 39,000

No. 9 - Bobby V, Fly On the Wall: 38,000.

No. 10 - Lupe Fiasco, Lasers: 29,000

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Originally posted March 30 2011 — 1:18 PM EDT

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