DMB Struts Its 'Stuff' With No. 1 Debut
The Dave Matthews Band blasts to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Busted Stuff" (RCA) on sales of 622,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, knocking Nelly's "Nellyville" down to No. 2 after threeThe Dave Matthews Band blasts to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Busted Stuff" (RCA) on sales of 622,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, knocking Nelly's "Nellyville" down to No. 2 after three weeks on top. "Stuff" had the third-highest debut week of the year, behind only the 1.3 million units sold by Eminem's "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) in its first full week and the 714,000 units moved by "Nellyville" (Fo' Reel/Universal).
"Busted Stuff" is the veteran rock band's ninth album to appear on The Billboard 200, and its third to debut at No. 1. It notched the second-highest weekly sales total of DMB's career, with only the triple-platinum "Everyday" having a bigger opening week with 733,000 units last year. That set is still on The Billboard 200, jumping 120-67 this week. The new album's first single, "Where Are You Going," is No. 8 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 Tracks chart.
Australian rock band the Vines make an auspicious U.S. debut at No. 11 on The Billboard 200 with "Highly Evolved" (Capitol), on sales of 64,000 units. The first single from the set, "Get Free," climbs 11-10 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart this week. While the Vines are the latest buzz band in the so-called "new garage" movement, they're the first to arrive with months of pre-release, major label hype. The difference: neither the Strokes, the White Stripes, or the Hives have yet cracked the top-30 of The Billboard 200.
Sisterly inspirational duo "Mary Mary" opens at No. 20 on The Billboard 200 with "Incredible" (Columbia). The set also lands at No. 10 on the Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally. Mary Mary's 2000 debut, "Thankful," peaked at No. 59 on The Billboard 200.
Right behind the duo at No. 21 on The Billboard 200 is country singer Darryl Worley with "I Miss My Friend" (DreamWorks). The album debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums tally, while his self-titled single is at No. 7 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Kenny Chesney's "The Good Stuff" is No. 1 on that survey for the second week in a row.
Other notable newcomers on The Billboard 200 include Robert Plant with his Universal debut, "Dreamland," at No. 40, and pop experimentalists the Flaming Lips with their latest Warner Bros. effort, "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," at No. 50. It's easily the latter act's best entry on The Billboard 200; its past two studio sets, including 1999's acclaimed "The Soft Bulletin," failed to even dent the big chart.
As for "Nellyville," it slips to No. 2 after suffering a modest 10% sales decline to 305,000 units. On Billboard's Hot 100, Nelly's single "Hot in Herre" holds fast at No. 1 for a sixth consecutive week, while the follow-up, "Dilemma" featuring Kelly Rowland, jumps 8-3 and is the chart's fastest-growing track at radio. On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart "Hot in Herre" is No. 1 for a fourth week, and "Dilemma" moves 15-9.
"Dilemma" isn't the only challenger to "Hot in Herre" on the Hot 100, as newcomer Avril Lavigne's "Complicated" rises 3-2. Her debut album, "Let Go," (Arista) slipped 25% to sales of 111,000 units and falls 4-5 on The Billboard 200. Impressively, it was the first week the youngster didn't see her sales increase since the album debuted last month.
"The Eminem Show" holds at No. 3 on sales of 211,000 units, while the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "By the Way" (Warner Bros.) slides 50% in its second week to 141,000 units and falls 2-4 on the chart. The set's title track rules Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks tally for a sixth-straight week.
Bruce Springsteen, whose "The Rising" is due from Columbia Tuesday (July 30), makes a showing on this week's Hot 100 with the album's title track, which debuts at No. 52. The single is receiving little airplay at radio, and breaks onto the tally largely due to the retail release of the single last week.
While "The Rising" moved 13,000 units, that wasn't enough to earn distinction as the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at retail, as it trailed Wyclef Jean's "Two Wrongs" featuring Claudette Ortiz by about 500 copies. "Two Wrongs" blasts 63-39 on the Hot 100 and jumps 21-16 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
Other notable newcomers on the Hot 100 include Eminem's "Cleanin' Out My Closet" at No. 54, Beenie Man's "Feel It Boy" featuring Janet Jackson at No. 65, Ginuwine's "Stingy" at No. 69, Jack Johnson's "Flake" at No. 75, and Jimmy Eat World's "Sweetness" at No. 79. The latter is No. 3 on the Modern Rock Tracks tally. On Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks count, Puddle Of Mudd's "Drift & Die" leads for a sixth week in a row.