Tamar Braxton gave it her best shot, but she has to settle for the runner-up position on the Billboard 200 as 'Love & War' moves 114,000 copies in its first week.
The figure, despite being defeated by Ariana Grande's debut album 'Yours Truly' (138,000), stands as the highest first-week sales by an female R&B singer this year and easily beats the embarrassing sales of her debut, which was released in 2000.
On the Hot 100, Katy Perry remains the top single with "Roar" and widens her lead on Robin Thicke's smash "Blurred Lines". Peep the top 10 of both charts beneath:
01. Ariana Grande - 'Yours Truly'
02. Tamar Braxton - 'Love & War'
03. Nine Inch Nails - 'Hesitation Marks '
04. John Legend - 'Love in the Future'
05. Luke Bryan - 'Crash My Party'
06. Jaheim - 'Appreciation Day'
07. Robin Thicke - 'Blurred Lines'
08. Avenged Sevenfold - 'Hail to the King'
09. Justin Timberlake - 'The 20/20 Experience'
10. Imagine Dragons - 'Night Visions'
Billboard Hot 100
01. Katy Perry - "Roar"
02. Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell - "Blurred Lines"
03. Lorde - 'Royals'
04. Jay-Z featuring Justin Timberlake - "Holy Grail"
05. Avicii - "Wake Me Up!"
06. Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais - "Summertime Sadness"
07. Lady GaGa - "Applause"
08. Drake - "Hold On, We're Going Home"
09. Capital Cities - 'Safe and Sound'
10. Eminem - "Bezerk"
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Write by: RC - Thursday, September 12, 2013