Madonna On Top Again
( CM ) - MADONNA has claimed her seventh U.S. number one album by taking HARD CANDY to the top of the Billboard 200 in its first week on release.
The pop superstar now only has Barbra Streisand to beat to become the chart's top number one lady - Streisand has eight chart-topping albums to her name.
Hard Candy sold 280,000 copies to give Madonna her latest number one and topple Mariah Carey's E=MC2, which spent two weeks at the top of the U.S. charts.
Carey's album falls to two and British singer Leona Lewis' Spirit drops a place to three.
Two debuts round out the new top five - Lyfe Jennings' Lyfe Change bows at four, while rockers Def Leppard enter the chart at five with their 11th consecutive top 20 album, Songs from the Sparkle Lounge.
The Roots, Portishead, Tom Petty's reunited Mudcrutch and country star Tim MCGraw all debut new albums in the new top 10.