Bon Jovi have come full Circle on the Billboard 200, notching their second consecutive No. 1 debut with 163,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (For what it’s worth, the Jersey vets’ last album got there with a more impressive 292,000.) They were by far the biggest-selling new release in a fairly quiet week.
Down at No. 8, Flyleaf gave the world 56,000 Memento Moris. Switchfoot made it to No. 13 with 39,000 copies sold of Hello Hurricane. Dashboard Confessional took No. 19 with 30,000 copies sold of Alter the Ending.
That was it for chart debuts this week. In other developments, Lady Antebellum‘s 2008 debut vaulted back into the Top 20 at No. 11 after a memorable performance at the Country Music Awards helped them move 45,000 units — more than double what they did the previous week.
What do you think of this week’s chart offerings? Any surprises? Who do you expect to come out on top next week, when John Mayer, Kris Allen, Justin Bieber, Norah Jones, and others will face off?
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