Following the #1 debuts of Kenny Chesney’s Hemingway’s Whiskey and Toby Keith’s Bullets In The Gun, Sugarland have now become the third country act to enter at the peak of the Billboard Top 200 album chart in October. The duo’s fourth LP, The Incredible Machine, sold 203,000 copies out of the gate, enough to hold Kings Of Leon’s Come Around Sundown back at #2.
Despite settling for the runner-up position, Billboard points out that the Followill clan still managed to post their highest position on the Top 200 and their best sales week. Come Around Sundown moved 184,000 copies.
Glee‘s EP of tunes from its “Rocky Horror Glee Show” episode went on sale a week ahead of last night’s air date, giving the mini collection a #6 debut. Coming in just behind the gender-bending set of show tunes is Shakira’s completely loca Sale El Sol.
Other new entries in the Top 10 this week include Elton John and Leon Russell’s collaborative effort The Union (#3), Rod Stewart’s latest collection of covers Fly Me To The Moon (#4) and Third Day’s Move (#9).
Looking ahead to next week, Billboard reports that by week’s end, Taylor Swift’s Speak Now could sell anywhere between 800,000 and 900,000 copies.
The Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums:
1. Sugarland, The Incredible Machine *new*
2. Kings Of Leon, Come Around Sundown *new*
3. Elton John & Leon Russell, The Union *new*
4. Rod Stewart, Fly Me To The Moon *new*
5. Lil Wayne, I Am Not A Human Being
6. Glee Cast, The Rocky Horror Glee Show *new*
7. Shakira, Sale El Sol *new*
8. Eminem, Recovery
9. Third Day, Move *new*
10. Darius Rucker, Charleston, SC 1966