R&B heartthrobs: 3
That's the score on this week's Billboard 200, where the soundtrack to Disney's "Hannah Montana" exploded at the top of the album charts with sales of 281,000, bumping My Chemical Romance's "The Black Parade" to the number two spot. John Legend's sophomore effort "Once Again" debuted at number three.
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