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This week's top-selling albums across all genres, sold via independent distribution, including those fulfilled via major branch distributors. Titles are ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music.

INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

The week of
New
1
WEEKS ON CHART
Cease To Begin
Imprint/Promotion Label
Sub Pop
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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Play
1
Band Of Horses Cease To Begin Billboard Independent Albums
Cease To Begin
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sub Pop
2
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Song Billboard Independent Albums
Christmas Song
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
American Gramaphone
3
Dashboard Confessional The Shade Of Poison Trees Billboard Independent Albums
The Shade Of Poison Trees
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Vagrant
4
Soundtrack Hairspray Billboard Independent Albums
Hairspray
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
New Line
5
Iron And Wine The Shepherd's Dog Billboard Independent Albums
The Shepherd's Dog
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sub Pop
6
Dethklok The Dethalbum (Soundtrack) Billboard Independent Albums
The Dethalbum (Soundtrack)
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
[adult swim] | Williams Street
7
Down Down III: Over The Under Billboard Independent Albums
Down III: Over The Under
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
ILG | Down
8
Dropkick Murphys The Meanest Of Times Billboard Independent Albums
The Meanest Of Times
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
ILG | Born & Bred
9
Beirut Flying Club Cup Billboard Independent Albums
Flying Club Cup
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Ba Da Bing!
10
DJ Khaled We The Best Billboard Independent Albums
We The Best
12  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Koch | Terror Squad
11
The 101 Strings Orchestra Halloween Billboard Independent Albums
Halloween
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Madacy | Madacy Special Products
12
Ingrid Michaelson Girls And Boys Billboard Independent Albums
Girls And Boys
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Original Signal | Cabin 24
13
Motion City Soundtrack Even If It Kills Me Billboard Independent Albums
Even If It Kills Me
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epitaph
14
Gucci Mane Trap-A-Thon Billboard Independent Albums
Trap-A-Thon
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy | Big Cat
15
Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Billboard Independent Albums
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
23  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Merge
16
Jason Aldean Relentless Billboard Independent Albums
Relentless
17  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
BBMG | Broken Bow
17
Shekinah Glory Ministry Jesus Billboard Independent Albums
Jesus
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Kingdom
18
All Time Low So Wrong, It's Right Billboard Independent Albums
So Wrong, It's Right
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hopeless
19
Soundtrack Once Billboard Independent Albums
Once
19  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Canvasback/Sony Music Soundtrax
20
Chiodos Bone Palace Ballet Billboard Independent Albums
Bone Palace Ballet
16  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Equal Vision
21
Elliott Yamin Elliott Yamin Billboard Independent Albums
Elliott Yamin
18  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hickory
22
Sixx: A.M. The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack Billboard Independent Albums
The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack
24  Last
Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
E7LG | Eleven Seven
23
Steve Earle Washington Square Serenade Billboard Independent Albums
Washington Square Serenade
14  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
New West
24
Jens Lekman Night Falls Over Kortedala Billboard Independent Albums
Night Falls Over Kortedala
Last
24  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Secretly Canadian
25
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us Billboard Independent Albums
An Ocean Between Us
20  Last
Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Metal Blade
26
Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings 100 Days, 100 Nights Billboard Independent Albums
100 Days, 100 Nights
22  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Daptone
27
Craig Morgan Little Bit Of Life Billboard Independent Albums
Little Bit Of Life
29  Last
Peak
38  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
BBMG | Broken Bow
28
Sunset Rubdown Random Spirit Lover Billboard Independent Albums
Random Spirit Lover
Last
28  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jagjaguwar
29
Diplomats Presents: Hell Rell For The Hell Of It Billboard Independent Albums
For The Hell Of It
Diplomats Presents: Hell Rell
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Koch | Diplomatic Man
30
Travis Tritt The Storm Billboard Independent Albums
The Storm
27  Last
Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Category 5
31
Tracy Lawrence For The Love Billboard Independent Albums
For The Love
28  Last
Peak
37  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rocky Comfort
32
Various Artists Goin' Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino Billboard Independent Albums
Goin' Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino
21  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Welk | Vanguard
33
Overkill Immortalis Billboard Independent Albums
Immortalis
Last
33  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Bodog
34
Trin-i-tee 5:7 T57 Billboard Independent Albums
T57
25  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Music World | Spirit Rising
35
8Ball And Devius The Vet & The Rookie Billboard Independent Albums
The Vet & The Rookie
8Ball And Devius
Last
35  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RBC | 8 Ways
36
Devendra Banhart Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon Billboard Independent Albums
Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
30  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Beggars Group | XL
37
Debbie Harry Necessary Evil Billboard Independent Albums
Necessary Evil
Last
37  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
E7LG | Five Seven
38
Rodrigo y Gabriela Rodrigo y Gabriela Billboard Independent Albums
Rodrigo y Gabriela
40  Last
11  Peak
44  Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
ATO
39
Flight Of The Conchords The Distant Future (EP) Billboard Independent Albums
The Distant Future (EP)
35  Last
11  Peak
10  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sub Pop | HBO
40
Between The Buried And Me Colors Billboard Independent Albums
Colors
31  Last
Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Victory
41
Kevin Fowler Bring It On Billboard Independent Albums
Bring It On
33  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Equity
42
New Found Glory From The Screen To Your Stereo Part II Billboard Independent Albums
From The Screen To Your Stereo Part II
26  Last
Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
drive-thru
43
Rammstein Volkerball Billboard Independent Albums
Volkerball
41  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
48
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal Music GMBH
44
Pinback Autumn Of The Seraphs Billboard Independent Albums
Autumn Of The Seraphs
39  Last
Peak
Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Touch And Go
45
Whiskey Falls Whiskey Falls Billboard Independent Albums
Whiskey Falls
32  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Midas
46
Bullet For My Valentine The Poison Billboard Independent Albums
The Poison
42  Last
Peak
79  Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
79
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Trustkill
47
The Fiery Furnaces Widow City Billboard Independent Albums
Widow City
Last
47  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Thrill Jockey
48
Vickie Winans Happy Holidays From Vickie Winans Billboard Independent Albums
Happy Holidays From Vickie Winans
Last
48  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Destiny Joy
49
Various Artists Forever Soul R&B Billboard Independent Albums
Forever Soul R&B
37  Last
13  Peak
37  Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Madacy | Madacy Special Products
50
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam Billboard Independent Albums
Strawberry Jam
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Domino
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