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Alternative Albums ranks the most popular alternative rock albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums).

ALTERNATIVE ALBUMS

The week of
New
1
WEEKS ON CHART
Awake
Imprint/Promotion Label
AG | Ardent/Fair Trade/Atlantic
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Skillet Awake Billboard Alternative Albums
Awake
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Ardent/Fair Trade/Atlantic
2
Kings Of Leon Only By The Night Billboard Alternative Albums
Only By The Night
Last
Peak
49  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | RCA
3
Imogen Heap Ellipse Billboard Alternative Albums
Ellipse
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Megaphonic/RCA
4
Arctic Monkeys Humbug Billboard Alternative Albums
Humbug
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Domino
5
Ingrid Michaelson Everybody Billboard Alternative Albums
Everybody
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Cabin 24/Original Signal/Universal Motown
6
Matisyahu Light Billboard Alternative Albums
Light
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | JDub/Or/Epic
7
NEEDTOBREATHE The Outsiders Billboard Alternative Albums
The Outsiders
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
8
Collective Soul Collective Soul Billboard Alternative Albums
Collective Soul
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner | El/Loud & Proud
9
Jet Shaka Rock Billboard Alternative Albums
Shaka Rock
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
E7LG | Real Horrorshow
10
Nickelback Dark Horse Billboard Alternative Albums
Dark Horse
Last
Peak
41  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner
11
Shinedown The Sound Of Madness Billboard Alternative Albums
The Sound Of Madness
Last
Peak
57  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
12
Dave Matthews Band Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King Billboard Alternative Albums
Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Bama Rags/RCA
13
Third Eye Blind Ursa Major Billboard Alternative Albums
Ursa Major
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mega Collider
14
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown Billboard Alternative Albums
21st Century Breakdown
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
15
Soundtrack Twilight Billboard Alternative Albums
Twilight
10  Last
Peak
43  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic
16
Coldplay Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends Billboard Alternative Albums
Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends
12  Last
Peak
61  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
61
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
17
Wilco Wilco (The Album) Billboard Alternative Albums
Wilco (The Album)
16  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
18
Theory Of A Deadman Scars & Souvenirs Billboard Alternative Albums
Scars & Souvenirs
11  Last
Peak
58  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
58
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner | 604
19
Soundtrack (500) Days Of Summer Billboard Alternative Albums
(500) Days Of Summer
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Fox/Sire
20
fun. Aim And Ignite Billboard Alternative Albums
Aim And Ignite
Last
20  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Nettwerk
21
The Fray The Fray Billboard Alternative Albums
The Fray
14  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Epic
22
Owl City Ocean Eyes Billboard Alternative Albums
Ocean Eyes
18  Last
Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
23
Modest Mouse No One's First, And You're Next (EP) Billboard Alternative Albums
No One's First, And You're Next (EP)
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Epic
24
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs Billboard Alternative Albums
Swan Songs
17  Last
Peak
51  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | A&M/Octone
25
Leeland Love Is On The Move Billboard Alternative Albums
Love Is On The Move
Last
25  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Essential
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