Band Of Horses has set a May 18 release date for its third album, "Infinite Arms," but Billboard.com can confirm that the project will not be released by Sub Pop, which put out the first two Band Of Horses albums.
Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the soundtrack to "Juno" jumps into the top three with a 78% gain in sales ... Last week's chart-topper, Radiohead's "In Rainbows," slips to No. 2 with a 44% decline ... The chart's top debut belongs to Sia, whose latest album, "Some People Have Real Problems," gives the artist her first ink on the Billboard 200 and her best sales week ever ... Also debuting this week is U.K. singer Kate Nash with her debut album, "Made of Bricks," at No. 36 ... In Progress Reports, we've got news on new artists Dana Parish and Carter's Chord as well as updates on Band of Horses and Janet Jackson.
As expected, Kid Rock scores his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with "Rock N Roll Jesus." The Top Dog/Atlantic set sold 170,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week's No. 1, Bruce Springsteen's "Magic," suffers a 60% drop-off to 130,000 and falls to No. 2.
Though he began charting albums on The Billboard 200 in 1999 -- and started his recording career well before that -- Kid Rock finally notches his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week. His "Rock N' Roll Jesus" debuts atop the chart with 172,000 ... A pair of country singers -- LeAnn Rimes and Sara Evans -- also start in the top 10 of the big chart ... Josh Groban's holiday album "Noel" arrives high on The Billboard 200, reminding us that it's never too early to release a Christmas album -- even if you haven't even carved your Halloween pumpkin yet ... Jennifer Lopez makes an under-the-radar debut with her new album "Brave" ... In Progress Reports: Kenny Chesney earns his third No. 1 on Hot Country Songs this year, Billy Ray Cyrus looks to his daughter Miley for support, and Feist becomes only the second solo woman to chart on the Alternative/Modern Rock airplay chart this year.