Britney & Pink Floyd Bump Off the King of Pop

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Britney Spears and Pink Floyd bumped Michael Jackson from the top of the charts. The king of pop’s latest release “Invincible” didn’t live up to its name falling from the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 after only one week according to SoundScan.  

Britney Spears’ third album, “Britney” will debut at No. 1 next week having sold 746,000 units its first week in stores. This is a half a million less than the first week sales of Britney’s last effort “Oops! …I Did it Again”.  

The Pink Floyd best of collection “Echoes” will debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 215,000 units. Topping their previous first week sales high of 198,000 units for their 1995 release “Pulse”. 

Michael Jackson’s “Invincible” dropped to third place with sales of 202,000 units sold its second week in stores. 

Other artists were hit harder. Incubus’ “Morning View” fell seven spots to No. 17, Linkin Park was bumped out of the top 10 with “Hybrid Theory” claiming the 11th spot on next weeks Billboard 200 charts. The Backstreet Boys slip three spots to No. 7 and Lenny Kravitz’s latest “Lenny” takes a 16 spot nosedive to No. 28.