After a brief spell with country music in the driver's seat, R. Kelly flies to the top with his new album TP.3 Reloaded. The first week sales, possibly enhanced by controversy surrounding his 5-part song suite "Trapped In the Closet", approached nearly 500,000. His sales dwarfed those of Missy Elliott's #2 debut with The Cookbook, selling nearly 200,000 copies. Elliott's album includes the hit single "Lose Control". Coldplay and Mariah Carey held firm at #'s 3 and 4 respectively with X&Y and The Emancipation Of Mimi, 2 of the bestselling albums of the summer.
On the pop singles chart Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" continues to be dominant. There is little movement in the top 5, but Rihanna's "Pon De Replay" moves 3 notches from 9 to 6. Papa Roach's "Scars" and D.H.T.'s "Listen To Your Heart" alsom make 3 notch moves to enter the top 10. A bit further down the chart Paul McCartney and U2 debut at #36 with their version of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" from Live 8, and R. Kelly's "Trapped In the Closet" re-enters the pop singles chart at #38.