Aug 14th, 2008 // 9 Comments

AP080804028456.jpgTokio Hotel popped back into the album charts, selling 3,500 copies of Scream in the wake of their hosting TRL all week and coming in at No. 182 on the Billboard 200. The album by these so-called “sensations” has sold 67,000 copies since it came out on May 6. For reference, here are a few other cumulative sales figures for albums that were released on that day: Toby Keith’s 35 Greatest Hits has sold 391,000 copies; Neil Diamond’s Home Before Dark has sold 354,000 copies; Gavin DeGraw’s self-titled album has sold 168,000 copies; and Dierks Bentley’s greatest-hits collection has sold 156,000 copies. Hands up, those of you who think MTV should shift gears and stage a showdown between Neil Diamond and the Jonas Brothers at next month’s Video Music Awards…

  1. Nunya B

    Whatever, Bjork has her day job to fall back on.

  2. Anonymous

    All this tells us is that MTV is irrelevant.

  3. janine

    You know what’s disappointing about this band? I look at them and expect all of their songs to sound like that “Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)” song and they don’t. They really don’t.

  4. NeverEnough

    @janine: EXACTLY.

  5. Paul D

    That chick looks like a dude.

  6. Maura Johnston

    @janine: Yes!! Although I really wanted them to sound more Hanoi Rocksish.

  7. amandacobra

    @Maura Johnston:

    I have no idea what this band sound like or who they are but every time you post something about them I get faked out because from the thumbnail I always get all excited that finally Michael Monroe is getting some love on Idolator.

  8. ObtuseIntolerant

    *Raises hand!*

    (Although you know I’ll be there with bells, either showdown.)

  9. cassidy2099

    Wait, you mean these guys aren’t even actually popular? Here I am thinking these guys are some sort of sensation, when it turns out they’re just the product of hype minus actual interest. Like that Nicole Schzer-whatever album. How do they even get mentioned in the same breath as the Jonas Bros? If we want to run nineties equivalents, this is N’sync versus LFO.

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