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Evanescence Tops Billboard Charts

The latest from the Amy Lee-fronted outfit beat the Killers' sophomore release on the Billboard 200.

Evanescence’s fans showed up at record stores in droves last week, opening the door for the band to top the Billboard Top 200, beating out the Killers for the No. 1 spot. The Open Door, Evanescence’s follow-up to 2003’s Fallen, sold more than 447,300 copies. The Killers’ Springsteen-inspired Sam’s Town, landed at No. 2, selling close to 315,000 copies. While the U.K. won’t allow Beck’s latest, The Information, to chart (read more), the U.S. welcomed him with open arms: The album debuted at No. 7 with more than 99,400 copies sold. Elsewhere, Jet’s Shine On moved just over 51,000 units to debut at No. 16, the Decemberists bowed at No. 35 with The Crane Wife, which sold more than 26,000 copies, and the Hold Steady’s Boys & Girls in America showed up at No. 124 after moving more than 8,300 copies.

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