It was a historic week on the Billboard 200 albums chart. For just the second time in history, the top six albums were all debuts, led by Dave Matthews Band’s Away From the World who tops the charts. The other five albums from from Little Big Town, Bob Dylan, The Avett Brothers, The xx, and ZZ Top. DMX and Daddy Yankee made their debuts as well, but landed much later in the rankings.
DMX’s first new release since 2006, entitled Undisputed, debuts at #19 this week, selling just 17,000 copies. It features production from Swizz Beatz and Dame Grease, as well as Machine Gun Kelly on the cut “I Don’t Dance. The LP’s performance marks the first time X failed to debut at either #1 or #2 — his first five albums bowed at #1, while his last LP, Year Of The Dog… Again, opened at #2 during its release in 2006.
Also this week, 2 Chainz’ Based On A T.R.U. Story lands at #13 this week with 21,000 sold, while Lecrae’s Gravity falls to #14 with 19,000 after debuting last week at #3.
Out side the top tier, Daddy Yankee debuts at #38 with his brand new album, Prestige, selling 8,200. It’s his sixth studio album, this one being released through El Cartel/Sony Music.
That wraps things up this week. To cop any of these new releases, head over to Amazon.com.
According to Billboard.com, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Sept. 16) totaled 5.11 million units, up 7% compared with the sum last week (4.76 million) and down 8% compared with the comparable sales week of 2011 (5.58 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 207.29 million, down 5% compared with the same total at this point last year (217.64 million).