The rap sensation holds off a strong challenge from Norah Jones...

50 CENT has maintained the Number One album position in America this week, narrowly beating MOR multiple GRAMMY-winning artist NORAH JONES to the top spot.

The New Yorker ‘s album, ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ ‘ has sold 3.3 million copies in the US alone, and has been at number one for four of the six weeks since its release.

It has sold 279,000 copies over the past week, securing the number one spot ahead of Jones, who sold 243,000 copies of her album, ‘Come Away With Me’ according to retail entertainment specialistsSoundScan.