Disturbed locked up their fourth consecutive number one album on the Billboard 200 as their new disc, Asylum, sold 179,000 copies last week. Still, the album failed meet the sales pace set by their last album, Indestructible, which moved 253,000 copies when it was released in 2008. Last week’s number one album, Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream, dropped to number four in its second week, with 88,000 copies sold — a 54 percent decline, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Eminem’s seemingly unshakable Recovery held number three, moving another 93,000 copies.
Five new releases debuted the Top 10: Pop compilation Now 35 took number two, selling 105,000 copies. Lyfe Jennings’ I Still Believe and the Goo Goo Dolls’ Something for the Rest of Us landed at number six and seven, respectively. Heart made a surprise appearance at number 10 with Red Velvet Car, the Wilson sisters’ first Top 10 album since 1990’s Brigade. Overall, album sales were down 17 percent compared to the same week in 2009.