Lil Wayne Celebrating As New Album Climbs Back To Number One
Rapper LIL WAYNE has taken over at the top of the U.S. album charts two weeks after he debuted new album I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING at number two on the countdown.
The album jumps up 15 spots to claim the Billboard 200's number one spot, and becomes the first release in a year to climb to the top of the charts, as opposed to debuting there.
Its 16-1 jump on the chart is also the largest leap to the top since a retail error sent Radiohead's In Rainbows rocketing up from 156 to number one in 2008.
The chart success gives the incarcerated rapper something to celebrate as he serves out the final weeks of his sentence at New York's Rikers Island prison.
Meanwhile, former Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker debuts Charleston, SC 1966 at number two and kids TV band Big Time Rush enter the chart at three with B.T.R.
The Band Perry's self-titled debut is a new entry at four and Eminem's Recovery rounds out the new top five.
Last week's number one album, Bullets in the Gun by Toby Keith, drops to nine.