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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
Ardent/Fair Trade/Atlantic | AG
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:
Ardent/Fair Trade/Atlantic | AG
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:
RCA | RMG
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:
Megaphonic/RCA | RMG
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:
Cabin 24/Original Signal/Universal Motown | UMRG
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:
JDub/Or/Epic | Sony Music
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:
Atlantic | AG
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:
El/Loud & Proud | Roadrunner
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:
Real Horrorshow | E7LG
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:
Atlantic | AG
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:
Bama Rags/RCA | RMG
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:
Reprise | Warner Bros.
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:
Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic | AG
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:
Nonesuch | Warner Bros.
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:
604 | Roadrunner
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:
Fox/Sire | Warner Bros.
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:
Epic | Sony Music
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:
Epic | Sony Music
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:
A&M/Octone | IGA
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:
Essential | Sony Music
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