DMB Leads Slew Of Debuts; 7 Pearl Jam Boots Chart
Dave Matthews Band's "Everyday" (RCA) crashes into the top slot of The Billboard 200, selling more than 732,000 copies in the U.S. in its debut week, according to SoundScan. Elsewhere on The BillboardDave Matthews Band's "Everyday" (RCA) crashes into the top slot of The Billboard 200, selling more than 732,000 copies in the U.S. in its debut week, according to SoundScan. The album's first-week sales total is the most since the Beatles' "1" (Apple/Capitol) moved more than 1.25 million copies for the chart week dated Jan. 6. It's also DMB's second straight studio album to debut at No. 1, following 1998's "Before These Crowded Streets."
"Everyday" leads the way for two additional top-4 debuts this week, as DJ Clue's "The Professional Part 2" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam) lands at No. 3, selling more than 239,000 units; and rapper Project Pat's "Mista Don't Play Everythangs Workin" (Loud) bows at No. 4, selling 126,200 copies.
Elsewhere on The Billboard 200, seven titles in the latest round of Pearl Jam's live bootleg series on Epic arrive, breaking the record of five simultaneous chart debuts the band set last October with its European tour releases.
The charting entries, which comprise the first leg of Pearl Jam's North American tour, are led by "Jones Beach 8/25/2000" at No. 159, which sold more than 7,900 copies. Also charting are: "Boston 8/29/2000" at No. 163; "Indianapolis 8/18/2000" at No. 174; "Pittsburgh 9/5/2000" at No. 176; "Philadelphia 9/1/2000" at No. 179; "Tampa 8/12/2000" at No. 181; and "Memphis 8/15/2000" at No. 191. All told, the seven titles sold more than 50,000 copies combined.
This round of bootlegs has been available since late January via the online arm of Pearl Jam's fan organization, the Ten Club. Recordings from the second leg of the North American tour are now available online; they hit retail outlets on March 27.
Other notable debuts this week are rapper Silkk The Shocker's "My World, My Way" (No Limit) at No. 12, teenage country vocalist Jessica Andrews' "Who I Am" (DreamWorks) at No. 22, A*Teens' "Teen Spirit" (MCA) at No. 52, and Ricky Martin's new Sony Discos compilation "La Historia" at No. 83. The new chart will be posted on Billboard.com tomorrow (March 8).