US: Limp Bizkit Challenges Pearl Jam as Top Sellers
According to SoundScan’s figures, Limp Bizkit sold 1,054,511 copies of its third album, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, in its first week on the shelves, landing it squarely at No. 1, and breaking Pearl Jam’s single-week rock sales record. In fact, the Bizkit’s album becomes the first rock record ever to sell a million copies in a single week.
Looks like Fred Durst knows who his generation is after all.
A week ago, Ja Rule’s Rule 3:36 ruled the charts. This week, it’s down to No. 2, selling another 177,000 copies. Not a bad showing, but the difference between the top two albums is more than 850,000 copies. Nelly’s Country Grammar sells more than 148,000 copies at No. 3, for an astonishing total of more than 3.3 million for the year. He’s followed by Ludacris’ Back for the First Time, which bows at No. 4 with impressive sales of more than 133,000. Creed’s Human Clay comes in at No. 5, selling yet another 118,000 copies.
A good anthem never hurt anyone, especially the Baha Men and their album Who Let the Dogs Out, which has climbed all the way to No. 6, selling another 118,000 copies as the title track rattles through sports stadiums around the world. Mystikal’s Let’s Get Ready has quietly remained a strong seller, moving another 110,000 unites at No. 7, its fourth week in the Top 10. Behind that is 98 Degrees’ Revelation, which sells 93,000, and Madonna’s Music, which sells 92,000. And rounding things off is 3 Doors Down’s The Better Life, selling yet another 90,000 copies. – Albawaba.com.
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