May 13, 2010 06:25:24 GMT
While Billboard Hot 200 is led by rock album 'The Oracle', the U.S. singles and Digital Songs charts are reigned by rap track 'Not Afraid'.
Godsmack score their third No. 1 album this week with their fifth studio album "The Oracle". Making its way out in the United States on May 4, the effort rules Billboard Hot 200 with 117,000 copies. Previously, they claimed the hot spot with their 2006 "IV" and 2003 "Faceless".
Sitting at No. 2 is Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" with 97,000. MercyMe arrive at No. 3 on the U.S. albums chart with "The Generous Mr. Lovewell" which has pulled in 88,000 units. The third-highest chart debut is a duet album between Carole King and James Taylor. Titled "Live at the Troubadour", it bows at No. 4 with 78,000.
Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" stays at the Top 10 by securing at the fifth position with 64,000. At the next spot, meanwhile, there is another new entry of this week Deftones' "Diamond Eyes" which debuts with 62,000. Dixie Chicks duo's side project "Court Yard Hounds" also cracks the list by landing at No. 7 with 61,000 copies.
AC/DC's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack album, Toni Braxton's "Pulse" and Usher's "Raymond vs. Raymond" round up the Top 10, sitting at No. 8, 9 and 10 respectively. Last week's champ B.o.B's "B.o.B Presents The Adventures of Bobby Ray" is kicked out to No. 12 with 36,000 (down 57%).
Elsewhere on the Billboard charts, Eminem's "Not Afraid" rules the U.S. singles chart and Digital Songs Chart. The "Recovery" lead single scores the biggest sales week for a digital track this calendar year with 380,000 first-week digital download.
Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200: