Godsmack tops Billboard albums chart

GodsmackImage Credit: Paul BrownHard rock rocked Billboard‘s albums chart this week. Godsmack‘s latest effort, Oracle, debuts at No. 1. with 117,000 copies sold. It’s their third album to top the chart. Lady Antebellum‘s Need You Now holds strong at No. 2 with 97,000 units moved. MercyMe’s The Generous Mr. Lovewell debuts  at No. 3 with 88,000.

Working legends Carole King and James Taylor’s duets album, Live at the Troubadour, premiers at No. 4 with 78,000. This means that Taylor has had one album in the top 10 in each decade since the 1970s. Behind them is Justin Bieber‘s My World 2.0, which drops one slot to No. 5 with 64,000. Next is the Deftones’ Diamond Eyes” with 62,000 copies sold.

New Dixie Chicks side project Court Yard Hounds debuts at No. 7 with their self-titled set, moving 61,000 copies. And AC/DC’s Iron Man 2 soundtrack falls three places to No. 8 with 55,000 sold.

Toni Braxton’s Pulse is the last debut to appear in the top 10. She comes in at No. 9 with 54,000 copies sold. Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond closes out the top 10, falling four spots with 51,000. B.o.B’s The Adventures of Bobby Ray was last week’s chart king, but fell to No. 12 this time around with 36,000 sold.

Surprised B.o.B fell out of the top 10 so fast? Did you buy the Godsmack album? Talk to us.

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  • Minutiae

    I’m just surprised EW covered a hard rock band not named Metallica or Guns N Roses.

    • Scott

      Technically they were covering the Billboard chart, and Godsmack happened to be on top, if that’s any consolation…

      • Minutiae

        Good point. My surprise may have been completely unfounded.

  • Phil

    B.o.B.’s album is still the best album I’ve heard so far this year. I think once stations start spinnign the “Airplanes Part 2″ with Em’s verse, the album will sell again, fans have to purchase the entire album on iTunes to get that track…and I like that song a hell of alot more than Em’s new single debuting at #1 tomorrow on the Hot 100, “Not Afraid”. And the B.o.B. tracks with Estelle & Rivers Como are good too!

  • Noipic

    So how did Chely Wright do?

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  • lilli

    I just bought the COURT YARD HOUNDS cd. It’s fantastic! Highly recommend it :)

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