On the Charts: 3 Doors Down Wind Up at Number One

May 28, 2008 11:32 AM ET

The Big News: 3 Doors Down, they of "Kryptonite" fame, topped the charts as their eponymous fifth album sold 154,342 copies in its debut week, marking the band's second consecutive album to reach Number One. UGK rapper Bun B scored the Number Two as his second solo album Il Trill sold 97,597 copies. Nineteen-year-old country singer/Dancing With the Stars contestant Julianne Hough won the bronze with her self-titled debut album, while Frank Sinatra's Nothing But the Best and last week's winner Death Cab for Cutie's Narrow Stairs rounded out the top five.

Debuts: Jesse McCartney's Departure entered at 14, Donna Summer's first album in 17 years Crayons appropriately debuted at 17 and Green Day offshoot the Foxboro Hot Tubs bowed at 21 with Stop Drop & Roll! On the indie front, Mates of State's Re-Arrange Us took 140 while Islands' Arm's Way just snuck in at 200. Finally, Scarlett Johansson's Tom Waits tribute disc Anywhere I Lay My Head scored 126th place.

Last Week's Heroes: Outside of Death Cab and the Chairman of the Board, Jason Mraz's We Sing We Dance We Steal Things fell three to 11 and Duffy's Rockferry dropped from four to eight. All three divas remained in the Top 10, though, as Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey and Madonna clung to six, seven and nine, respectively.

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