For the first time since 1988, Bon Jovi tops The Billboard 200. "Lost Highway" sold 292,000 in United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the rock troupe's biggest one-week sum since Nielsen began tracking sales data in 1991. The Island/Mercury Nashville set is Bon Jovi's third No. 1 album, joining 1988's "New Jersey" and 1987's "Slippery When Wet."
Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- the band's first No. 1 since 1988's "New Jersey" spent four weeks atop the list in October and November of that year. It's the act's third No. 1 overall. Its first was 1987's "Slippery When Wet" ... The White Stripes slip into second place with their highest-charting album and best sales week as "Icky Thump," the duo's first release through Warner Bros., starts with 223,000 ... Brad Paisley shifts into third as his "5th Gear" opens at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on Top Country Albums. It's his third No. 1 on the latter list ... Other acts starting high on the chart this week include Shop Boyz, Lifehouse, Huey, Chrisette Michele and Mandy Moore ... And in Progress Reports, we have updates on Rihanna's amazing run at top 40 radio, Montgomery Gentry's new No. 1 and Ozzy Osbourne's long journey to the top of the rock heap ... PLEASE NOTE: NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN REPROCESSED ITS SALES CHARTS ON WEDNESDAY (27) MORNING. CHART ALERT HAS BEEN REVISED AS OF 10:45 AM PST.
The White Stripes entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1 yesterday (June 24) with "Icky Thump" (XL Recordings), as "Umbrella" (Def Jam) by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z started a sixth week atop the singles chart. The Stripes are also in the top 10 with the "Icky Thump" title track, which is No. 6 this week after peaking at No. 2 last week.