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Albums from Tenacious D, (+44) Crack Billboard’s Top Ten

In a week dominated by mainstream hip-hop, two of rock's funniest characters make strong debuts.

While they couldn’t catch new albums from two of 2005’s hottest hip-hop stars, both Tenacious D and (+44) managed to land in the top ten of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Tenacious D — the comedic duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass — landed at No. 8 with The Pick of Destiny, the soundtrack to their new film of the same name, which hit theaters today. The D’s 2001 self-titled disc has moved just under one million units. Meanwhile, the debut from (+44) — the new project featuring blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker — landed at No. 10 behind 66,000 copies sold, just about half the number reached by Angels & Airwaves, the band fronted by Mark and Travis’ estranged blink-182 bandmate Tom Delonge, during their first week in stores back in May.

Talk: Are (+44)’s numbers something to blink at?

On SPIN.com:
(+44) Release New Video, Fans Debate DeLonge’s Absence
Mark Hoppus on (+44) and ‘Letting the Ugly Things Pass’
Free Tenacious D Loot Could Be Your Destiny!

On the Web:
tenaciousd.com
plusfortyfour.com

>> Listen to The Pick of Destiny on Napster
>> Listen to (+44) on Napster

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