Elvis, Rolling Stones rock the album chart
Elvis, Rolling Stones rock the album chart. Young whippersnappers Xzibit and the ''American Idol'' finalists fail to knock the boomer icons from the top of the Billboard chart
On this week’s Billboard album chart, Elvis is still the king, though he faced stiff competition from the Rolling Stones. Presley’s ”Elvis 30 No. 1 Hits” held the top spot for the second straight week, selling another 336,660 discs, according to SoundScan, with the Stones close behind at No. 2, selling 309,800 copies of two-disc greatest hits collection ”Forty Licks.” Oh, some 21st-century acts made the charts, too. Rapper Xzibit debuted at No. 3 with ”Man vs. Machine,” shifting 157,000 units. Kelly Clarkson and Co. scored a No. 4 debut with ”American Idol Greatest Hits,” on sales of146,100. Slipping three spots, but selling just 3,000 records less than last week, the Dixie Chicks’ ”Home” was No. 5 and sold 130,400 more copies.
The week’s other top 10 debut was the second CD by punk-popsters Good Charlotte, whose ”The Young and the Hopeless” entered the chart at No. 7. Avril Lavigne’s ”Let Go” and Nelly’s ”Nellyville” dropped three notches apiece, landing at Nos. 6 and 8, respectively. Eminem’s ”The Eminem Show” slid two spots to No. 9, while Disturbed’s ”Believe” fell six places to No. 10.