*As predicted, Chris Brown achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as “F.A.M.E.” bows atop the tally with 270,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

“F.A.M.E.” is his fourth top 10 album, following his self-titled debut (No. 2, 2005), “Exclusive” (No. 4, 2007) and “Graffiti” (No. 7, 2009). “F.A.M.E.’s” start also marks the singer’s second-best sales week — only “Exclusive’s” 294,000 bow was bigger.

Jennifer Hudson’s sophomore effort, “I Remember Me,” enters at No. 2 with 165,000, while last week’s No. 1, Adele’s “21,” slips to No. 3 with 96,000 (with a 2% decline). For Hudson, “Me” matches the debut and peak position of her 2008 self-titled bow, which entered at No. 2 with a larger first-week: 217,000.

Brown and J.Hud are just two of the seven new entries in the top 10 — the most the region has seen since the Dec. 4, 2010 chart, when eight albums entered the top 10.

Meanwhile, Kirk Franklin’s “Hello Fear” flies in at No. 5 (87,000) — his best week since “The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin” debuted at No. 4 with 91,000.

Here’s this week’s full top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart:

No. 1 – Chris Brown, F.A.M.E.: 217,000
No. 2 – Jennifer Hudson, I Remember Me: 165,000
No. 3 – Adele, 21: 96,000
No. 4 – The Strokes, Angles: 89,000
No. 5 – Kirk Franklin, Hello Fear: 87,000
No. 6 – Songs For Japan compilation: 68,000
No. 7 – Panic at the Disco, Vices & Virtues: 56,000
No. 8 – Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More: 39,000
No. 9 – Bobby V, Fly On the Wall: 38,000.
No. 10 – Lupe Fiasco, Lasers: 29,000