Music Article

He Got Game

The Game boots Kenny Chesney from No. 1. The ''Documentary'' rapper retakes the top spot, while Tina Turner and Motley Crue log impressive debuts with their hits collections

Once again, rapper The Game is the album chart's top playa. Bounced last week from the top of the Billboard countdown by Kenny Chesney, The Game returned to the No. 1 slot this week by selling another 190,000 copies of The Documentary. Meanwhile, sexy sexagenarian Tina Turner scored a coup of her own, moving 121,000 copies of her two-disc hits collection All the Best and entering the chart at No. 2. That's Turner's best chart showing ever; even her landmark 1984 disc Private Dancer topped out at No. 3.

Current EW cover boys Green Day saw their American Idiot climb one notch to No. 3 and sell another 113,000 units, up 19 percent from last week. Last week's champ, Chesney's Be as You Are: Songs from an Old Blue Chair, dropped three spots to fourth place and saw sales fall 65 percent to 109,000. John Legend's Get Lifted got lifted one space to No. 5 on sales of 93,000.

Like Turner, Motley Crue released its own two-disc hits collection this week; Red White & Crue entered the chart at No. 6. The other new top 10 release, debuting in eighth place, was the Grammy Nominees 2005 anthology, featuring tunes by such awards hopefuls as Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Green Day, and Brian Wilson. Among the holdovers, Eminem's Encore slipped two slots to No. 7. Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz' Crunk Juice also slid two slots, landing at No. 9. Down one spot, to 10th place, was Usher's indestructible Confessions.

Originally posted Feb 09, 2005