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Godsmack, Taking Back Sunday Top Charts

The rock world has spoken and though it’s been happy to have Rascal Flatts at the top of the Billboard Top 200 chart for the past three weeks, this week it’d like to give someone else a chance to shine.

Boston-based Godsmack, the alt-metal outfit led by Wicca enthusiast Sully Erna, tossed the Flatts out of No. 1 to claim the crown. The band sold 211,000 copies of it’s lastest, IV, according to

Taking Back Sunday followed closely on Godsmack’s heels though, moving 158,000 units to bow at the No. 2 position. Keeping the rock vibe going (though in an entirely different fashion), Bruce Springsteen crashed the top five party, Jersey-style, with We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, which debuted at No. 3 with 149,000 copies sold.

R&B’s Avant moved 123,000 copies of his Director, which was enough to earn him the No. 4 position, while Rihanna found there was no need to cry “SOS” when she bowed at No. 5 with A Girl Like Me, which sold 115,000 units.

Rascal Flatts, meanwhile, found itself hanging out at No. 6 after a long stint at the top. This week, Me and My Gang sold 111,000 copies.

Elsewhere on the Top 200, the Goo Goo Dolls debuted at No. 9 with Let Love In, which moved 83,000 units.

The Streets debuted at No. 68 with The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living, and at No. 1 on the Top Electronic Albums chart, with more than 13,000 copies sold.

Godsmack official site
Taking Back Sunday official site

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