Veteran singer Rod Stewart leads the pack in the US pop album chart Wednesday Oct 18th, with his latest effort "Still the Same...Great Rock Classics of Our Time" sold 184,304 copies in the week ended October 15. The set, which is Stewart's first rock release in eight years, is the star's fourth No. 1 album in his entire music career.
With Stewart taking the very top position on the album chart, last week's champ goth-pop band Evanescence's "The Open Door" slips to 2nd position with another 164,000 copies. Rapper Lloyd Banks' second set, "Rotten Apple," bows at No. 3 taking in 143,000 units. Jimmy Buffett's "Take the Weather With You" is No. 4 on the Top 200 and No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart with 121,000 units.
Tony Bennett's "Duets: An American Classic" slips one to No. 5 in its second week with 105,000 units, followed after by The Killers' "Sam's Town" at No. 6 and Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" at the 7th spot. The other charts holdovers are George Strait's "It Just Comes Natural", Hinder's "Extreme Behavior", and Ludacris' "Release Therapy" all of which rounding out the Top 10 at No. 8, 9, and 10 respectively.