Despite all the negative publicity last week, and lest we forget, the whole punching Rihanna in her face many times thing, Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E. has topped Billboard with 270,000 copies sold. It’s Brown’s first number one album, which should definitely help with his entitlement issues.
Elsewhere on the chart, returning New York rock godheads the Strokes come in at number four, with 89,000 copies sold. In any other week, that’s good enough for number one, but not this one. Strangely, this is the Strokes’ third number four album, as their past two albums both bowed at number four. So as album sales decline, the Strokes are still good for number four on the Billboard charts. For more chart news, go to Billboard.