Diddy's Girls Beat Outkast To The Top Of The Us Charts
Rap mogul SEAN COMBS has proved he's got the magic touch again - his new all-girl group DANITY KANE has stunned US music experts by beating OUTKAST to the top of the Billboard album charts. The quintet, which came together through Combs' reality TV show MAKING THE BAND 3, took its self-titled debut to number one with an impressive 234,000 sales in its opening week. The album beat Outkast's IDLEWILD soundtrack to the top. The funk duo's fifth release debuted at number two with 196,000 sales. Mexican rockers MANA scored a new chart record with their new album AMAR ES COMBATIR - debuting at number four with 87,000 copies sold. The release is the highest charting and biggest debut for a Spanish-language album from a duo or group. Socialite PARIS HILTON also made an impressive debut at number six with her first album, PARIS. With 77,000 sales in its first week, the album becomes the highest debut for a new solo female pop artist this year. Rockers LAMB OF GOD also score a top 10 debut with SACRAMENT - the album bows at number eight with 63,000 sales. And beloved crooner LUTHER VANDROSS is back in the top 10 a year after his death - hits album THE ULTIMATE LUTHER VANDROSS debuts at number nine, while hip-hop honey KELIS rounds out the top 10 with her new album, KELIS WAS HERE.