Looking and sounding more suited to be playing a beer-smelling dive bar rather than New York's esteemed Radio City Music Hall, Southern rockers Kings Of Leon and greasy bad boys Black Rebel Motorcycle Club nonetheless rocked the enthusiastic, sold-out crowd there on Sept. 19.
Ne-Yo and Michael Buble bow at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on The Billboard 200 -- it's the second chart-topper for the former and a new high for the latter ... The pair are just two of six debuts in the top 10 this week. Rush, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Tori Amos all see their latest releases bow in the top 10. Other big debuts include efforts from Feist and Corbin Bleu, the soundtrack to "Spider Man 3" and the live "High School Musical: The Concert" set ... In Progress Reports, we've got news on a nail-biter No. 1 situation on Hot Country Songs, the slowest climb ever to No. 1 on the CHR/Top 40 chart and how one red-hot band becomes only the second act to pull off a rockin' feat.
Ne-Yo scores his second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Because of You" enters at the summit. Amid a heavy week for new releases, the Def Jam set moved 251,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, fueled by its title track, which is No. 5 on the Hot 100. The R&B singer/songwriter's debut album, "In My Own Words," moved 301,000 copies in its first week last February.