After three weeks of ruling record sales, Coldplay have been overthrown, and it took a honky-tonkin’ American – country legend George Strait – to end the British band’s reign over the albums chart. ‘Somewhere Down in Texas’, Strait’s newest offering, claims the chart’s #1 spot, moving close to 245,000 copies its first week out. Mariah Carey’s ‘The Emancipation of Mimi’ with more than 130,000 copies snapped up this week – enough to secure Billboard’s #4 spot. The Backstreet Boys continue to lose their sales dropping from #7 to #15 with over 51,000 scans of their new album ‘Never Gone’. Read more.