As expected, pop/rock band Matchbox 20 scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its new "North" album debuts with 95,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (That's a little less than the 110,000 that was initially projected for the album last week by those in the know.) It's the group's first full-length studio album since 2002's "More Than You Think You Are", which debuted and peaked at No.
After calling it quits in 2006 due to frontman Mark Stuart's vocal problems, Audio Adrenaline is revving up again with former dc Talk member Kevin Max taking over as lead vocalist for the Grammy winning Christian rock band. The rebooted Audio A has signed with Fair Trade Services and are working on an album due next spring. The lead single, "Kings and Queens" will hit Christian radio in November.
THE KILLERS Battle Born Producers: various Island Records Release Date: Sept. 18 The Killers covered an impressive amount of ground in pop music across their first three albums. But on "Battle Born", the Las Vegas quartet apparently decided it was time for some consolidation. The 12-track set touches on bits of its predecessors -- the new wave pomp of "Hot Fuss", the brawny rock of "Sam's Town", the '80s-leani
TobyMac may describe his eclectic, multigenre fusion as "music for the minivan," but it's proved to be a super-charged vehicle that consistently drives him to the top of the charts. "Me Without You," the lead single from "Eye on It" (Aug. 28, Forefront Records), becomes his fifth No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Songs list while the album tops the Billboard 200, selling 69,000 copies, according to Ni
The Lumineers' self-titled set profits from a $6.99 sale tag at iTunes -- rising four slots to a new peak of No. 11. The album's hit single "Ho Hey" holds at No. 3 on the Alternative Songs chart this week while breaking into the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. Also, comedian Jim Gaffigan's "Mr. Universe" bows at No. 53 on the Billboard 200 and becomes his second No. 1 on Comedy Albums.