Alicia Keys Stands Another Week Atop Billboard’s Album Chart, DeVaughn’s First Top 40 Debut

Posted on 2008-10-07 09:44:12

R&B singer Alicia Keys' "As I Am" took the top spot in the nation's album sales chart for the third consecutive week, coming extremely close to setting a new record for being the No. 1 with the lowest sales tally.

"As I Am" sold 61,000 copies in the week ended Sunday, according to Nielsen Soundscan, just topping the record set by the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack last year, which snagged the top spot on sales of 60,000.

Jive R&B recording artist, Raheem DeVaughn, who recently received a Grammy Award nomination for his current single “Woman,” debuts at #5 with his latest effort, Love Behind The Melody. This is DeVaughn’s first trip into the top 40. The Baltimore based singer/songwriter, will kick-off a major city tour with Jill Scott in Seattle, WA at the Paramount Theatre on February 5th.

On-sale dates will be announced locally in each market and show dates are as follows:

February 5-8 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
February- 12 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
February- 14 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
February- 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theater
February- 19 - Dallas, TX - Nokia Theatre
February- 20 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
February- 22, 23 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
February- 26, 27 - Baltimore, MD - Lyric Opera House
February- 29 - Norfolk, VA - Chrysler Hall
March- 2 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex
March- 5,6 - Newark, NJ - NJ Pac
March- 7 - Philadelphia, PA - Liacouras Center Arena
March- 9 - Boston, MA - Orpheum
March-11, 12, 14-15 - Washington DC - Dar Constitution Hall
March- 16 - Richmond, VA - Landmark Theatre
March- 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
March- 21 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theater
March- 22 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theater
March- 25 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
March- 26 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
March- 28, 29 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
March- 30 - Birmingham, AL - Boutwell Auditorium

In other chart news, John Legend's "Live From Philadelphia," which is being sold exclusively at Target, sold 33,000 to debut at No. 7.

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