Creed's "Weathered" weathered a storm of holiday-season competition to maintain its grip on the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. The band's third Wind-Up album holds on to the top spot, despite suffering a 53% sales decline to 417,000 units in its second week of U.S. sales, according to SoundScan. Creed's command of The Billboard 200 is relatively uncontested, with just two top-10 debuts, both highly awaited rap albums.
Pop/rock act Smash Mouth has begun to confirm tour dates in support of its self-titled third Interscope album. The trek begins Nov. 30 in Omaha, Neb., three days after the new album hits stores. Dates are currently set through Jan. 20 in Lake Tahoe, Nev., including a New Year's Eve show at New York's Planet Hollywood.