March 14, 2007

Arcade Fire's Neon Bible Debuts at #2 on Billboard

Via Pitchfork:

Arcade Fire's Neon Bible Debuts at #2

The Arcade Fire's second album, Neon Bible, claimed the No. 2 spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts this week, stomping all over new LPs from Daughtry, Relient K and Robin Thicke. According to Billboard, the album sold 92,000 copies this week; only Notorious B.I.G.'s Greatest Hits sold more. That album, which was released ten years after the rapper's death, sold 99,000 copies. This position is miles ahead of Funeral's chart ranking, which peaked at #131. The album also topped the Independent and Rock Album charts. Neon Bible also took #2 in the UK, coming in second to the Kaiser Chiefs' Yours Truly, Angry Mob.

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1 comment:

  1. ..coming 2nd to the Kaiser Chiefs by a mere 400 copies if Win is to be believed.

    Very frustrating!