One country superstar follows another as Toby Keith replaces Kenny Chesney atop the Billboard 200 with "Bullets in the Gun" selling 71,000 in its debut week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Chesney's "Hemingway's Whiskey" slips to No. 2 with 65,000 (down 64%) . . . The 71,000 start for "Bullets" is the smallest debut week at No. 1 since SoundScan began powering the chart in May of 1991 . . . Over on Digital Songs, Far*East Movement's "Like a G6" continues to reign at No. 1 (221,000) while Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" arrives at No. 2 with 217,000.
Kenny Chesney earns his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as his "Hemingway's Whiskey" bows atop the list with 183,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . Lil Wayne's "I Am Not a Human Being" bows at No. 2 off the strength of a digital-only first week . . . Two more top 10 entries grace the chart this week from Gucci Mane and Eric Clapton . . . On Digital Songs, Far*East Movement's "Like a G6" moves into the No. 1 slot, selling 216,000 downloads.
There are dozens of bands to choose from over the course of Halloween weekend in New Orleans - from Eminem and Kiss to The Flaming Lips and Drive-By Truckers - but here are seven must-see artists to kick off your scheduling frenzy.