Pearl Jam Yield to Tool on Charts
For the second week in a row, rock’n’roll reigns supreme on the Billboard Top 200 charts with Tool and Pearl Jam claiming the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively.
Proving 564,000 Tool fans can’t be wrong (or, at least, that they have some dough to spend), the Maynard James Keenan-led band claimed the charts crown with their latest album, 10,000 Days. Aside from unseating Godsmack’s VI from the major chart (that album falls to No. 7 this week), 10,000 Days also bumped that release off the No. 1 spot on the Top Rock Albums list. Tool’s album outdoes the first week sales of the their last album, Lateralus, by about 9,000 copies sold, according to Billboard.com.
Pearl Jam followed — but not closely — behind Tool’s album, bowing at No. 2 with 279,000 copies of their self-titled album sold. The band’s first release in four years also showed up at No. 2 on the Rock Albums Chart and marks their best first week sales since 1998’s Yield, which also debuted at No. 2.
Repping for hip hop, Mobb Deep bowed at No. 3 with Blood Money, which moved 106,000 copies. The project features guest vocals from Mary J. Blige, Young Buck, 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, and Lloyd Banks.
Elsewhere in the Top 200, Thursday’s A City by the Light Divided made its mark at No. 20 with 46,000 copies sold, while Wolfmother joined the list at No. 22 with their self-titled effort, which sold 37,000 copies.
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