AFI Beat Out the Dixies
West Coast punks AFI stole the No.1 spot from the Dixie Chicks this week with their new album, 'Decemberundergound,' selling 182,000 copies in its first week on shelves, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is a first for the Warped Tour vets, whose 2003 major-label debut, 'Sing the Sorrow,' debuted at No. 3.
The Chicks dropped only one spot, selling another 174,000 copies of 'Taking the Long Way' which features the anthemic first single 'Not Ready to Make Nice,' bringing total sales just short of a million at 973,000.
Rap was representin' this week with two debuts from Southern rapper Yung Joc and Ice Cube, which raked in sales of 148,000 and 144,000 copies respectively. And rounding out the Top Five was the tween soundtrack that just won't quit, 'High School Musical,' with another 87,000 CDs sold.
This week's Top Five at a glance:
1. AFI's 'Decemberunderground'
2. Dixie Chicks' 'Taking the Long Way'
3. Yung Joc's 'New Joc City'
4. Ice Cube's 'Laugh Now Cry Later'
5. 'High School Musical' Soundtrack