Arcade Fire Outduels Eminem, Lands Top Spot on Billboard Charts
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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