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Thanks to Young Jeezy, the New Kids on the Block have encounted a recession more frightening than the one claiming their hairlines.
The comeback-minded quintet was thwarted in its attempt to reclaim pop glory by Jeezy's The Recession. The latter made its way around the block to No. 1, selling over 260,000 copies for the week ended Sunday, per Nielsen SoundScan.
NKOTB, meanwhile, sold 95,000 copies of The Block, the band's first new album in 14 years, to open at No. 2.