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The Black Keys' 'Turn Blue' Blocks Michael Jackson's 'Xscape' From Billboard 200's No. 1

May 22, 2014 01:43:13 GMT

The rock duo's new album debuts at No. 1 with 164,000, while the late King of Pop's new posthumous release comes at No. 2 with 157,000.


The Black Keys' 'Turn Blue' Blocks Michael Jackson's 'Xscape' From Billboard 200's No. 1
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The Black Keys has scored their first No. 1 album on Billboard 200 with their latest album, "Turn Blue". According to Nielsen SoundScan, the record makes its debut at the chart's top spot after selling 164,000 copies.

The album gives the duo their third album to chart within Billboard 200's top 10. Their previous release, 2011's "El Camino", debuted at No. 2 with 206,000. In 2010, they had their "Brothers" debuted and peaked at No. 3.

"Turn Blue" manages to outsell Michael Jackson's "Xscape", which arrives at No. 2 with 157,000 units sold in its first week. The new posthumous release marks the late King of Pop's 10th top 10 album on the chart. His previous top 10 albums include his posthumous releases, 2010's "Michael" (No. 3) and 2009's "This Is It" soundtrack (No. 1).

Last week's first placer, the "Now 50" album, slips to No. 3 with 82,000. At No. 4, "Frozen (2013)" soundtrack falls from No. 2 with 73,000.

Rounding out the top 5 is Rascal Flatts' "Rewind", which debuts with 61,000 and gives the country group their 9th top 10 album. Next, Dolly Parton scores her highest-charting solo album ever with "Blue Smoke". The album comes at No. 6 with 37,000.

Behind the veteran singer is Tori Amos' "Unrepentant Geraldines", which debuts at No. 7 with 20,000. Sarah McLachlan's "Shine On" dips from No. 4 to No. 8 with 18,000 in its second week. Hunter Hayes' "Storyline" plunges six rungs to No. 9 with 16,000, also in its second week.

Michael W. Smith takes the last spot in the top 10 as his newest album "Sovereign" opens at No. 10 with nearly 16,000.

  1. "Turn Blue" - The Black Keys (164,000)
  2. "Xscape" - Michael Jackson (157,000)
  3. The "Now 50" Album - Various Artists (82,000)
  4. "Frozen (2013)" Soundtrack - Various Artists (73,000)
  5. "Rewind" - Rascal Flatts (61,000)
  6. "Blue Smoke" - Dolly Parton (37,000)
  7. "Unrepentant Geraldines" - Tori Amos (20,000)
  8. "Shine On" - Sarah McLachlan (18,000)
  9. "Storyline" - Hunter Hayes (16,000)
  10. "Sovereign" - Michael W. Smith (nearly 16,000)

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