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Here are this week's chart toppers. Behold the #1s.
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Billboard Charts
Issue Date: May 12, 2007

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The Billboard 200 - The Best Damn Thing : Avril Lavigne
The Billboard Hot 100 - Makes Me Wonder : Maroon5
Top Bluegrass Albums - Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby
Top Classical Albums - Voice Of The Violin : Joshua Bell
Top Concert Grosses - Aerosmith, Evanescence : CIE
Top Country Albums - Some Hearts : Carrie Underwood
Top Electronic Albums - Elements Of Life : Tiesto
Top Heatseekers - Stay With Me : Norman Brown
Top Independent Albums - We're About The Business : Chuck Brown
Top Pop Catalog - Closer : Josh Groban
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums - Greatest Hits : Bone Thugs -N- Harmony
Top Rock Albums - Year Zero : Nine Inch Nails
Top Soundtracks - Hannah Montana : Soundtrack
Top Video Game Rentals - PS2 : God Of War II
Hot Dance Airplay - Read My Mind : The Killers
Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks - What I've Done : Linkin Park
Hot Singles Sales - Brianstorm : Arctic Monkeys
Pacific - One Man Revolution : The Nightwatchman

Rod, tell them what they've won...

Hot/Pop
The Billboard 200 - The Best Damn Thing : Avril Lavigne
The Billboard Hot 100 - Makes Me Wonder : Maroon5
Billboard Comprehensive Albums - The Best Damn Thing : Avril Lavigne
Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles - My 64 : Mike Jones Featuring Bun B & Snoop Dogg
Hot 100 Airplay - Don't Matter : Akon
Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay - You : Lloyd Featuring Lil' Wayne
Hot Singles Recurrents - Chasing Cars : Snow Patrol
Hot Singles Sales - Brianstorm : Arctic Monkeys
Pop 100 - Makes Me Wonder : Maroon5
Pop 100 Airplay - Cupid's Chokehold : Gym Class Heroes
Top Pop Catalog - Closer : Josh Groban

Digital & Mobile
Top Digital Albums - Favourite Worst Nightmare : Arctic Monkeys
Top Internet Albums - Year Zero : Nine Inch Nails
Hot Digital Songs - Makes Me Wonder : Maroon5
Hot Digital Tracks - Makes Me Wonder (Album Version) : Maroon5
Hot RingMasters - Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin') : T-Pain Featuring Yung Joc
Hot Ringtones - What Hurts The Most : Rascal Flatts

R&B / Hip-Hop
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - Ain't Nothing Like Me : Joe
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums - Greatest Hits : Bone Thugs - N - Harmony
Top Rap Albums - Buck The World : Young Buck
Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles - Lock U Down : Mya Featuring Lil Wayne
Hot Adult R&B Airplay - Lost Without U : Robin Thicke
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay - Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin') : T - Pain Feat. Yung Joc
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay - Be Without You : Mary J. Blige
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrents - Be Without You : Mary J. Blige
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales - Until You Come Back To Me : Crystal Dove Starring Dice Gamble
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin') : T - Pain Featuring Yung Joc
Hot Rap Tracks - I'm A Flirt : R. Kelly Or Bow Wow (Featuring T.I. & T - Pain)

Country
Top Bluegrass Albums - Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby : Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby
Top Country Albums - Some Hearts : Carrie Underwood
Top Country Catalog Albums - Feels Like Today : Rascal Flatts
Hot Country Recurrents - Watching You : Rodney Atkins
Hot Country Songs - Stand : Rascal Flatts

Latin
Top Latin Albums - Residente O Visitante : Calle 13
Hot Latin Pop Airplay - Si Nos Quedara Poco Tiempo : Chayanne
Hot Latin Songs - Si Nos Quedara Poco Tiempo : Chayanne
Latin Pop Albums - Como Ama Una Mujer : Jennifer Lopez
Latin Regional Mexican Airplay - Detalles : Los Tigres Del Norte
Latin Regional Mexican Albums - Historia De Un Idolo : Vicente Fernandez
Latin Rhythm Airplay - Impacto : Daddy Yankee Featuring Fergie
Latin Rhythm Albums - Residente O Visitante : Calle 13
Latin Tropical Airplay - No Te Pido Flores : Fanny Lu
Latin Tropical Albums - K.O.B. : Live : Aventura

Rock
Top Rock Albums - Year Zero : Nine Inch Nails
Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks - What I've Done : Linkin Park
Hot Modern Rock Tracks - What I've Done : Linkin Park

Top 40/Adult Contemporary
Hot Adult Contemporary Recurrents - Unwritten : Natasha Bedingfield
Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks - Waiting On The World To Change : John Mayer
Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks - If Everyone Cared : Nickelback
Rhythmic Top 40 - Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin') : T - Pain Featuring Yung Joc

Heatseekers/Independent
Top Heatseekers - Stay With Me : Norman Brown
Top Independent Albums - We're About The Business : Chuck Brown
Tastemakers - Year Zero : Nine Inch Nails
East North Central - Stay With Me : Norman Brown
Middle Atlantic - The Brick : Joell Ortiz
Mountain - P.T.B. : Kingspade
Northeast - One Man Revolution : The Nightwatchman
Pacific - One Man Revolution : The Nightwatchman
South Atlantic - Stay With Me : Norman Brown
South Central - Beat'n Down Yo Block : Unk
West North Central - P.T.B. : Kingspade

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Dance/Electronic
Top Electronic Albums - Elements Of Life : Tiesto
Hot Dance Airplay - Read My Mind : The Killers
Hot Dance Club Play - Beautiful Liar : Beyonce & Shakira
Hot Dance Singles Sales - Every Day Is Exactly The Same : Nine Inch Nails

Classical/Jazz
Top Jazz Albums - Surrender : Jane Monheit
Top Classical Albums - Voice Of The Violin : Joshua Bell
Top Classical Budget Albums - Baby Einstein : Lullaby Classics : The Baby Einstein Music Box Orchestra
Top Classical Crossover Albums - Awake : Josh Groban
Top Classical Midline Albums - Baby Einstein : Baby Bach : The Baby Einstein Music Box Orchestra
Top Contemporary Jazz - Stay With Me : Norman Brown

International
European Hot 100 Singles - Beautiful Liar : Beyonce & Shakira
European Top 100 Albums - The Best Damn Thing : Avril Lavigne
Euro Digital Tracks - Beautiful Liar : Beyonce & Shakira

Video
Top DVD Sales - Smokin' Aces
Top Kid Video - SpongeBob SquarePants : Friend Or Foe?
Top Music Video - Rocket Man : Number Ones
Top VHS Sales - Rush Hour 2
Top Video Game Rentals - PS2 : God Of War II
Top Video Rentals - Smokin' Aces
Hot Videoclip Tracks - Pop, Lock & Drop It : Huey
Video Sales - Health and Fitness - Dancing With The Stars : Cardio Dance
Video Sales - Recreational Sports - WWE : Ric Flair & The Four Horsemen
Billboard Comprehensive Music Videos - Rocket Man : Number Ones

Additional Genres
Top Blues Albums - 10 Days Out : Blues From The Backroads : Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Top Cast Albums - Wicked : Original Broadway Cast Recording
Top Comedy Albums - Morning Constitutions : Larry The Cable Guy
Top Compilation Albums - NOW 24 : Various Artists
Top Concert Grosses - Aerosmith, Evanescence : CIE
Top Holiday Albums - Tim Burton 's The Nightmare Before Christmas : Special Edition : Soundtrack
Top Kid Audio - Hannah Montana : TV Soundtrack
Top New Age Albums - Amarantine : Enya
Top Reggae Albums - Mind Control : Stephen Marley
Top Soundtracks - Hannah Montana : Soundtrack
Top World Albums - A New Journey : Celtic Woman
Billboard Comprehensive Albums - The Best Damn Thing : Avril Lavigne