Arcade Fire Outduels Eminem, Lands Top Spot on Billboard Charts
Big news from last night/this morning -- The Suburbs, the third album from Montreal indie rockers Arcade Fire, landed on the top of the Billboard 200 this week.
The Suburbs sold 156,000 copies in its initial week, edging out Eminem's Recovery by 4,000 units. Thanks to a lofty $3.99 pricetag at Amazon's MP3 store, The Suburbs bested Arcade Fire's previous best debut on the charts when their second album, Neon Bible, debuted at No. 2 while pushing 92,000 units in March of 2007. The Suburbs joins Vampire Weekend's Contra and the Hope for Haiti compilation as the only independently released albums to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this year.
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