Madonna's mammoth media blitz paid off on the album chart. Her new CD American Life debuted at No. 1 with 241,000 copies sold — a so-so opening when you consider her last effort, Music, moved 420,000 copies in its first week. Still, it was good enough to dethrone Kelly Clarkson, whose Thankful disc fell from first to third with sales of 134,000 copies. 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin' was No. 2 with 142,000. Speaking of 50 Cent, the rapper has sold rights to his life story to MTV Books.