The past week in music was a slow one, both for CD sales and new releases. Coming so close after the holiday onslaught, the music industry, just like everyone else, needed a week off to catch its collective breath and recalibrate for the new year.

This lack of interest allowed the Beyonce-led Dreamgirls soundtrack to take the top spot with only 66,000 copies sold, the lowest sales total for a #1 album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991, according to Billboard. What’s more, the soundtrack assumed the top spot while seeing a 36% decrease in sales. Though the numbers don’t portend well, Dreamgirls became the first soundtrack to hold Billboard’s #1 spot since 2002’s O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Every top 10 title experienced a drop of at least 27% this past week. Overall, sales were down 34% from the previous week’s numbers and 18% from the same period last year.

Akon’s Konvicted stayed notched at second, with 64,000 copies sold. Chris Daughtry’s self-titled debut lodged at #3, with 56,000 sold. Rounding out the top five were Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds, with 52,000 moved, and Now 23, which sold 48,000.

After debuting at #1 last week, Omarion’s 21 experienced the largest single drop-off last week, falling to #10 with 42,000, a 65% drop. Only one new album cracked the Top 50, Carly Simon’s Into White, which entered at #15 with 40,000 sold.

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