Game shakes up album charts

Game enters in at No. 2.

Game enters in at No. 2.

, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:19 PM ET

Hip-hop star Game showed he had moves on the Canadian album charts this week.

The L.A. native's fourth studio release, the long-delayed "The R.E.D. Album," blasted in at No. 2 with sales of over 10,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers.

"R.E.D." fared even better in the U.S., coming in at No. 1, and racking up over 98,000 in sales.

The release of the album was a story in itself - so much, that he wrote an accompanying book about the making of the disc.


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"R.E.D." was supposed to be on store shelves two years ago, and since then, has had ten different release dates, and various changes in producers and collaborators, according to Billboard.com.

Game's high-water mark continues to be his 2005 debut "The Documentary," which sold 25,000 in Canada, and an impressive 587,000 in the U.S.

Back here, Adele showed she had game of her own, reclaiming the No. 1 spot with mega-selling "21" (17,000), and at the same time, sending Jay-Z and Kanye West's top effort last week, "Watch the Throne," (9,000), down to No. 3.

But with Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" bowing next week, Adele may soon find herself out of top spot.

Elsewhere, the compilation "NOW 18" slipped on notch to No. 4, Bad Meets Evil's EP "Hell: The Sequel" was firmly entrenched at No. 5, while LMFAO's "Sorry for Party Rocking" fell two levels to No. 6.

Pitbull's "Planet Pit" spent its tenth week at No. 7, Selena Gomez & the Scene's "When the Sun Goes Down" held on at No. 8, and although Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" sank two to No. 9, expect her to get a spike next week, after her headline-grabbing appearance as a man (her alter ego Jo Calderone) at the MTV Video Awards last Sunday.

The second best debut of the week went to Barbra Streisand's "What Matters Most," which premiered at a sleepy No. 10.

In the U.S., "Watch the Throne" placed second, followed by Adele in third, Barbra Streisand in fourth, and the collection "NOW 39" in fifth.


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