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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
Apocalyptic Love
Imprint/Promotion Label
Dik Hayd
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Apocalyptic Love Billboard Independent Albums
Apocalyptic Love
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:
Dik Hayd
2
Phillip Phillips American Idol: Season 11: Phillip Phillips Journey To The Finale Billboard Independent Albums
American Idol: Season 11: Phillip Phillips Journey To The Finale
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
19
3
Garbage Not Your Kind Of People Billboard Independent Albums
Not Your Kind Of People
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Stun Volume
4
Soundtrack American Idol: Season 11: Top 2 Season Finale (EP) Billboard Independent Albums
American Idol: Season 11: Top 2 Season Finale (EP)
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
19
5
Joe Bonamassa Driving Towards The Daylight Billboard Independent Albums
Driving Towards The Daylight
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
J & R Adventures
6
Jason Aldean My Kinda Party Billboard Independent Albums
My Kinda Party
Last
Peak
82  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
82
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
BBMG | Broken Bow
7
Beach House Bloom Billboard Independent Albums
Bloom
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sub Pop
8
Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls Billboard Independent Albums
Boys & Girls
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
ATO
9
The Cult Choice Of Weapon Billboard Independent Albums
Choice Of Weapon
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Cooking Vinyl | Shamrock Solutions
10
Mumford & Sons Sigh No More Billboard Independent Albums
Sigh No More
14  Last
Peak
119  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
119
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
11
Bonnie Raitt Slipstream Billboard Independent Albums
Slipstream
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Redwing
12
Santana Shape Shifter Billboard Independent Albums
Shape Shifter
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Starfaith
13
The Lumineers The Lumineers Billboard Independent Albums
The Lumineers
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dualtone
14
Silversun Pickups Neck Of The Woods Billboard Independent Albums
Neck Of The Woods
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
dangerbird
15
EL-P Cancer4Cure Billboard Independent Albums
Cancer4Cure
Last
15  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Fat Possum
16
Zacardi Cortez The Introduction Billboard Independent Albums
The Introduction
Last
16  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
WorldWide | Blacksmoke
17
Marilyn Manson Born Villain Billboard Independent Albums
Born Villain
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Downtown | HELL, ETC./Timeless/Shamrock Solutions/Cooking Vinyl
18
The Civil Wars Barton Hollow Billboard Independent Albums
Barton Hollow
17  Last
Peak
69  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
69
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
sensibility
19
Best Coast The Only Place Billboard Independent Albums
The Only Place
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Kemado | Mexican Summer
20
Five Finger Death Punch American Capitalist Billboard Independent Albums
American Capitalist
18  Last
Peak
33  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Prospect Park
21
Jessica Sanchez American Idol: Season 11: Jessica Sanchez: Journey To The Finale Billboard Independent Albums
American Idol: Season 11: Jessica Sanchez: Journey To The Finale
Last
21  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
19
22
Aziz Ansari Dangerously Delicious Billboard Independent Albums
Dangerously Delicious
Last
22  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Comedy Central
23
AWOLNATION Megalithic Symphony Billboard Independent Albums
Megalithic Symphony
20  Last
Peak
53  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
53
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Red Bull
24
The New Broadway Cast Recording The Gershwins: Porgy and Bess Billboard Independent Albums
The Gershwins: Porgy and Bess
Last
24  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PS Classics
25
Father John Misty Fear Fun Billboard Independent Albums
Fear Fun
40  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sub Pop
26
Various Artists Every Mother Counts: 2012 Billboard Independent Albums
Every Mother Counts: 2012
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Starbucks | Starcon
27
Shadows Fall Fire From The Sky Billboard Independent Albums
Fire From The Sky
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Razor & Tie
28
Soundtrack Drive Billboard Independent Albums
Drive
34  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lakeshore
29
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music Billboard Independent Albums
R.A.P. Music
16  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
[adult swim] | Grind Time Official/Grand Hustle/Williams Street
30
Soundtrack Joyful Noise Billboard Independent Albums
Joyful Noise
21  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
WaterTower
31
Joey Ramone "...Ya Know?" Billboard Independent Albums
"...Ya Know?"
Last
31  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
BMG
32
SWV I Missed Us Billboard Independent Albums
I Missed Us
23  Last
Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
eOne | Mass Appeal
33
Six Feet Under Undead Billboard Independent Albums
Undead
Last
33  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Metal Blade
34
Tiesto Clublife: Volume Two: Miami Billboard Independent Albums
Clublife: Volume Two: Miami
22  Last
Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Musical Freedom
35
deadmau5 4X4=12 Billboard Independent Albums
4X4=12
29  Last
Peak
77  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
77
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Ultra | mau5trap
36
Various Artists (Ahk-toong Bay-bi) Covered Billboard Independent Albums
(Ahk-toong Bay-bi) Covered
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Q4C
37
12 Stones Beneath The Scars Billboard Independent Albums
Beneath The Scars
Last
37  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Executive Music Group
38
Thousand Foot Krutch The End Is Where We Begin Billboard Independent Albums
The End Is Where We Begin
24  Last
Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TFK
39
Krizz Kaliko Kickin' & Screamin' Billboard Independent Albums
Kickin' & Screamin'
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RBC | Strange
40
The Spill Canvas Gestalt Billboard Independent Albums
Gestalt
Last
40  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
The Spill Canvas
41
Prozak Paranormal Billboard Independent Albums
Paranormal
Last
15  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RBC | Strange
42
Sonny Landreth Elemental Journey Billboard Independent Albums
Elemental Journey
Last
42  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Landfall
43
Sonata Arctica Stones Grow Her Name Billboard Independent Albums
Stones Grow Her Name
Last
43  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Nuclear Blast
44
Pitbull Original Hits Billboard Independent Albums
Original Hits
27  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
The Orchard
45
Trampled By Turtles Stars And Satellites Billboard Independent Albums
Stars And Satellites
31  Last
Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Thirty Tigers | Banjodad
46
Counting Crows Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) Billboard Independent Albums
Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation)
26  Last
Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Collective Sounds | Tyrannosaurus
47
Tyrese Open Invitation Billboard Independent Albums
Open Invitation
25  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Voltron Recordz
48
Childish Gambino Camp Billboard Independent Albums
Camp
35  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote
49
M83. Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. Billboard Independent Albums
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.
30  Last
Peak
32  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mute | M83
50
Bon Iver Bon Iver Billboard Independent Albums
Bon Iver
36  Last
Peak
49  Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jagjaguwar
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