The U.S. pop charts sees another new winner as Boston metal band Godsmack rules the race on the very top position with its latest release "IV". The set sold 211,000 copies in the week ended April 30. Meanwhile, rock quintet Taking Back Sunday's "Louder Now" bows at No.2 with 158,000 units.
Bruce Springsteen's "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions" opens at No. 3 with 149,000 copies, ahead of Avant's "Director" at No. 4 with 123,000 copies. Rihanna's sophomore Def Jam album, "A Girl Like Me" opens at No. 5 sold 115,000 copies in its first week. Country trio Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" slid to No. 6 with 111,000 copies.
Disney's "High School Musical" soundtrack drops three to be at No. 7 with 106,000, while the 21st installment in the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" series falls six to No. 8 with 98,500. The Goo Goo Dolls, in the meantime, follows at No. 9 with their newest album, "Let Love In" on sales of 83,000. Rounding out the top 10 is Andrea Bocelli's "Amore" which shoots up from No. 25.