Mariah Carey returns to No. 1

Mariah Carey has her biggest ever SoundScan era debut.

Mariah Carey has her biggest ever SoundScan era debut.


Senior Editor, JAM! Showbiz

, Last Updated: 12:45 PM ET

Comeback queen Mariah Carey had the right formula to reach No. 1 on the Canadian album charts this week.

Her latest effort, "E=MC2," came in on top with 19,000 copies sold, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

It marks her first No. 1 disc of the SoundScan era -- her previous albums, 1999's "Rainbow" and 2005's "The Emancipation of Mimi" both got as high as No. 2.

Carey also grabbed the top spot south of the border, selling a whopping 463,000 copies of "E=MC2" in the U.S., her best ever first week totals there.

Back here, Mimi's big debut knocked Leona Lewis' "Spirit" out of the top spot to No. 2, Miley Cyrus' "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: The Best of Both Worlds Concert" came in at No. 3, and Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" held on tight to the No. 4 position.

The "Juno" soundtrack had one of the biggest jumps of the week, climbing 22 spots to No. 5, the "Hanna Montana 2" soundtrack slipped one to No. 6, and Children of Bodom's "Blooddrunk" premiered at No. 7.

Rounding out the top 10 was Rush's "Snakes and Arrows Live" at No. 8, Feist's "The Reminder" at No. 9, and Theory of a Deadman's "Scars & Souvenirs" at No. 10.

Other notable first week entries included Thrice's "Alchemy Index Vol. 3 & 4: Air and Earth" at No. 13, The Kooks' "Konk" at No. 15, and last, but certainly not least, Jeff Healey's posthumous release "Mess of Blues" at No. 33.

In the U.S., Leona Lewis came in second, followed by Miley Cyrus in third, Lady Antebellum's self-titled debut in fourth, and "NOW 27" in fifth.


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