Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the trio its second chart-topper . . . The album opens with 215,000 after just three days of release, as the set was issued Friday, May 15, but Nielsen SoundScan's tracking week ends on Sunday of each week . . . Also starting high on the chart this week: Cam'Ron, Paul Wall, Steve Earle and Parachute . . . In Progress Reports, the Offspring continues to find Modern Rock success with its "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace" album, the Black Eyed Peas hit No. 1 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart and visit the Hot Latin Songs tally with "Boom Boom Pow," and Depeche Mode takes "Wrong" to No. 1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.
As expected, Coldplay rocks the top of the Billboard 200 as its "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" bows atop the list with 721,000. It's the second No. 1 for the British band, following the chart-topping start of 2005's "X&Y," which began with 737,000 . . . Meanwhile, the soundtrack to Disney Channel's Jonas Brothers-enhanced "Camp Rock" movie starts at No. 3. Other high debuts are made by Coldplay's Capitol labelmate Katy Perry, the return of Offspring with "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace" and Judas Priest's concept album "Nostradamus."
On the heels of Lil Wayne's 1 million-plus debut sales week with "Tha Carter III," Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" (Capitol) will post similarly lofty numbers and bow at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week.