India.Arie Testifies at No. 1
India.Arie made a surprise debut at No. 1 this week with her latest album, 'Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationships,' selling 161,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter's effort, which features a guest spot from Bonnie Raitt and a cover of Don Henley's 'The Heart of the Matter,' was enough to dethrone Nelly Furtado from the top spot. Furtado's album, 'Loose,' dropped to No. 3 with 98,000 copies sold.
Emo kings Dashboard Confessional earned the week's second Top Five debut, with their latest album, the Daniel Lanois-produced 'Dusk & Summer,' landing at No. 2 (134,000 copies). The performance matched Dashboard's last album, 'A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar,' which also debuted in the second slot. The Dixie Chicks dropped one spot to No. 4 with their platinum album, 'Taking the Long Way,' selling another 78,000 copies.
Rounding out the Top Five was Rihanna, whose album, 'Girl Like Me,' sold 62,000 copies.