Springsteen Debuts on Top - Linkin Park and Hootie Singer Don't Match Past Success.
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's first album together in 18 years, “The Rising” tallied 524,976 units sold last week landing them in the No 1 position on the charts in America. They also topped the charts in an impressive 10 additional countries including Canada, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, and Norway.
Sales of “Reanimation”, Linkin Park’s rehashing or rather remixing of their top selling “Hybrid Theory” sold a less than expected 270,198 units it’s first week out. But that was enough to place them at No. 2 on Billboard.
Other debuts that made the charts include
Amerie’s “All I Have” which came in at No. 9. Def Leppard’s voyage into
middle of the road Michael Bolton territory “X” didn’t quite make the Top
10 cut with sales at less than 77,000 units which landed them at No 11.
Filter's “The Amalgamut” debut at no 32 and far behind in the pack the
new solo album from former chart topper Darius Rucker of Hootie and Blowfish
fame came it at No 127.