This week Usher’s Raymond V Raymond got the spot making him his third consecutive number one debut.
Usher originally was the discover of Bieber giving him an audition with Antonio L.A. Reid at Island Records after listening to him once, leading to being signed to Island Records in October 2008.
The 329,000 copies of Usher is a step down from the 443,000 of Here I Stand, and much less than the 1.1 million copies of :Confessions”
Raymond V Raymond was the third-highest selling debut of 2010 behind Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now and Sade’s Soldier of Love, Billboard reports.
In spite of being second place Bieber’s My World 2.0 became the first album since the Beatles’ 2000 disc 1 to improve on its Number One debut week numbers the following week.
At number 3 we find the compilation Now 33, Erykah Badu’s New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ahnk debuted at Number Four just slightly lower of Part One’s 125,000 in 2008. Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now arrived number five.
Monica’s “Still Standing” fell four spots to No. 6 in its second week and “Freight Train” (Arista Nashville), the latest album by the country star Alan Jackson, opened at No. 7.