Dave Matthews Band Busts Into No. 1 Spot On The Billboard 200
July 29, 2002
Dave Matthews Band's lost "Lillywhite Sessions,"
Busted Stuff, ends Nelly's three-week run at the No. 1 spot on The Billboard
The album -- produced by Steve Lillywhite and originally
shelved in favor of what some deemed to be the more commercial Glen Ballard-produced
album, Everyday (allstar, May 3) -- sold 621,734 in its first week. Looks
like those in-the-know were somewhat correct about its "commercial"
appeal, as Everyday debuted No. 1 in March 2001 behind 732,720 in first
week sales (allstar, March 7, 2001).
Nellyville, meanwhile, is bumped down to No. 2, while
last week's No. 2, Red Hot Chili Peppers' By the Way dips two to No. 4.
Eminem holds tight at No. 3, while Avril Lavigne rounds out the top five.
Lavigne has also just broke Nickelback's Broadcast Data Systems (the radio
airplay monitoring system used to compile the singles charts) record for
having the most radio play in one week at mainstream top 40 radio with
"Complicated." The song is currently No. 1 on the Mainstream
Top 40 chart, the Hot AC chart, and the Modern AC chart.
One of the year's most talked about bands, the Vines,
make a good showing with their debut album, Highly Evolved. The disc,
featuring the hit song (and Nirvana-influenced) "Get Free,"
debuts at No. 11 with 64,244 in first week sales.
Other notable debuts include Mary Mary, Incredible,
No. 20; Darryl Worley, I Miss My Friend, No. 21; Robert Plant, Dreamland,
No. 40; Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, No. 50; Austin
Powers in Goldmember soundtrack, No. 56; Jerzee Monet, Love & War,
No. 60; Triple 6 Mafia, Chronicles! of the Juice Man Underground Album,
No. 93; and Starting Line, Say It Like You Mean It, No. 109.