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- Posted on Apr 18th 2007 12:25PM by Gaylord Fields
Goodnessgraciousyes! Curiously monikered metal superdupergroup Hellyeah -- made up of the parts of hard-rock bands Mudvayne, Pantera and Nothingface that usually end up in hot dogs -- barge onto the charts with a debut as big, wide and unbearably loud and attention-sucking as their home base of Texas. The fearsome fivesome's eponymous first album came in at No. 9 in its first week, with 45,000 copies sold.
- In a hopelessly poor sales week in which the No. 1 album sold a paltry 89,000 copies, the impressive No. 4 debut of Great Indie Hope Bright Eyes' seventh LP of dainty singer-songwriterly musings should surprise very few.
- Tim McGraw is holding on to his No. 2 position for dear life after three weeks on the charts. And Dixie-fried discs from Kansas' Martina McBride (No. 8 in its second week), Illinois' Alison Krauss (No. 10 after two weeks) and Nebraska's Larry the Cable Guy (No. 22 after two weeks) give ample proof that gooberdom is more a state of mind than a state south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
- And once again, Amy Winehouse walks a steady line (just don't ask her to recite the alphabet backwards). Her soulful debut album, 'Back to Black,' continues to finds its audience, placing at No. 12 , with 37,000 in sales in its fifth week, for a total of 228,000.
The top five albums for the week ending April 15:
- 'Now 24,' Various Artists (89,000 in 3rd week; 533,000 total)
- 'Let It Go,' Tim McGraw (66,000 in 3rd week; 568,000 total)
- 'Konvicted,' Akon (60,000 in 22nd week; 2.1 million total)
- 'Cassadaga,' Bright Eyes (58,000 in 1st week)
- 'Timbaland Presents Shock Value,' Timbaland (58,000 in 2nd week; 197,000 total)