While former Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump's latest blog post starts off warm and fuzzy -- commenting on a nostalgic piece published by Under the Gun Review about the importance of his band's breakout album, "From Under the Cork Tree" -- the sentiments that followed were anything but.
Fall Out Boy scores its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Island set "Infinity on High." The album sold 260,000 copies in its debut week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" (Blue Note) drops to No. 2 with 236,000 and a 42% sales slip.
Fall Out Boy rocks The Billboard 200 with its first No. 1 album as "Infinity on High" debuts in the penthouse ... Ashley Tisdale, best-known as a co-star of Disney Channel's "High School Musical," becomes the second member of the movie's cast to hit the big chart ... Jason Michael Carroll has the best debut sales week for a new country male artist since Billy Ray Cyrus in 1992. Carroll's self-titled set enters the Country Albums chart at No. 1 ... Rock band Bloc Party has its best sales week ever as "A Weekend in the City" starts at No. 12.
With its new single firmly planted near the top of the Billboard Hot 100, pop/rock outfit Fall Out Boy scores its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Island set "Infinity on High." The album sold 260,000 copies in its debut week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Fall Out Boy's last album, "From Under the Cork Tree," topped out at No. 9 in 2005.
Former "X Factor" winner Shayne Ward scored a No. 1 album in the U.K. yesterday (April 23) with his self-titled debut release for Syco Music/Sony BMG, while Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" (Warner Bros.) started a fourth week atop the singles chart. Ward's album kept Liverpool rock outfit the Zutons from entering the album chart at No. 1 with their second set, "Tired of Hanging Around."