Dubious distinction time: the total that sends Justin Bieber back to #1 on this week’s Billboard album chart is the second lowest since Soundscan began collecting data in spring 1991. In a week especially light for new releases, the Bieb reclaims the top spot with only 60,000 units sold. The only #1 album to have sold less is the “Dreamgirls” soundtrack, which topped the charts with a slightly smaller number a little less than four years ago.

Four albums debut in the Top 10 this week. Indie rock band the National pop in at #3 with 51K sold. Jack White’s other OTHER band The Dead Weather pops in at #5 with 45K. Newcomer Charise parlays an “Oprah” appearance into a #8 debut with 43K sold, and metal band As I Lay Dying anchor the Top 10 with 38,000 units sold.

Just about every album in the Top 100 decreases in sales from the week before. The few notable increases come from Daughtry’s “Leave This Town” (should I assume they were on ‘Idol” last week?), “SNL” performer Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige, who had the benefit of a new video premiere last week.

Over on the singles chart, Usher reclaims the #1 spot with “OMG”, while last week’s #1, Eminem’s “Not Afraid”, slides down to #4. Katy Perry debuts strong with her latest single, “California Gurls”, which takes the #2 spot on the Hot 100. Nope, doesn’t look like she’s going away anytime soon.

Look for the latest “Glee” soundtrack to restore some order to the chart next week, debuting on top with over 100,000 units sold. Bieber (whose “My World 2” crosses the million scanned mark this week) should also get a jump following his “American Idol” performance last night. Top 20 and a flashback video after the jump.

Here’s this week’s Top 20:

1) “My World 2.0” Justin Bieber
2) “Need You Now” Lady Antebellum
3) “High Violet” The National
4) “Iron Man 2 Soundtrack” AC/DC
5) “Sea of Cowards” The Dead Weather
6) “Live at the Troubadour” Carole King and James Taylor
7) “Raymond v Raymond” Usher
8) “Charice” Charise
9) “Oracle” Godsmack
10) “The Powerless Rise” As I Lay Dying
11) “The Fame” Lady GaGa
12) “Court Yard Hounds” Court Yard Hounds
13) “The Adventures of Bobby Ray” B.O.B.
14) “Now That’s What I Call Music 33” Various Artists
15) “Light Meets the Dark” Tenth Avenue North
16) “Animal” Ke$ha
17) “My World” Justin Bieber
18) “Diamond Eyes” Deftones
19) “The E.N.D.” The Black Eyed Peas
20) “Foundation” Zac Brown Band

20 years ago this week, the #1 R&B song in the country was the first solo chart-topper for Washington DC’s Johnny Gill. After topping the charts as a member of New Edition and then scoring a #1 in a duet with childhood friend Stacy Lattisaw, the crooner rose to the top with the suggestive, funky “Rub You the Right Way”. This song was produced by the legendary team of Jam and Lewis and brought Gill comparisons to Teddy Pendergrass (on songs like “Only You”). Remember back in the days when songs like this were actually considered kinda risque?

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