For the First Time, Jill Scott Sits on Top of US LP Pop Chart

Posted by at 11:54 am on July 5, 2011

R&B singer Jill Scott scored her first No. 1 album on the U.S. pop album chart Wednesday, ending Eminem’s brief reign.

Scott’s fourth studio effort, “The Light of the Sun,” sold 135,000 copies during the week ended June 26, according to Nielsen SoundScan. She previously went as high as No. 3 with 2004’s “Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2.”

Right behind her at No. 2 was indie folk band Bon Iver, whose self-titled second full-length album sold 104,000 copies in its first week. This marks both its highest-charting set and best sales week yet. Fronted by singer/songwriter Justin Vernon, Bon Iver’s previous high-water mark came when its “Blood Bank” EP debuted and peaked at No. 16 with 23,000 in 2009.

Adele’s “21” held at No. 3 with 101,000 copies in its 18th week. With cumulative sales of 2.43 million copies — and never having slipped below No. 3 — it is the top-selling album in the U.S. this year.

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