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Nick Comes In Second

We'll take it! Nick Lachey's sophomore solo album was second in sales following The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Not bad since the boy band thing is over and there are few male pop stars that are topping the charts these days. Besides, he did much better than his debut album and he still beat Jessica's best weekly sales record so he should feel really good about that.

E! Online reports:

Lachey and estranged wife Jessica Simpson still share one thing in common: both have reached the runner-up spot, but neither has ever topped the Billboard 200. Lachey's second solo effort, What's Left of Me, opened at number two with nearly 172,000 copies. (Coincidentally, this beats his ex-wife's single-week record, 160,000 copies, for 2004's In This Skin reissue).

Lachey previously reached number two with 98 Degrees and the foursome's last studio album, Revelation, in 2000. However, the singer's solo debut, 2003's SoulO, crashed and burned with a number 51 bow despite his newfound popularity on MTV's Newlyweds.

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