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The White Stripes’ ‘Greatest Hits’ Goes Top 10 on Album Sales Chart

The White StripesThe White Stripes Greatest Hits arrives at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart (dated Dec. 19), as the set rocks with 20,000 copies sold in the U.S. in the week ending Dec. 10, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

It’s the fourth top 10 for the duo, who last visited the top 10 in 2007 with their final studio album, Icky Thump.

Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional album sales. The Album Sales chart’s history dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece count information from SoundScan, now Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Pure album sales were the measurement solely utilized by the Billboard 200 albums chart through the list dated Dec. 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a methodology that blends album sales with track equivalent album units and streaming equivalent album units. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

The White Stripes previously visited the top 10 on Top Album Sales with Icky Thump (No. 2, 2007), Get Behind Me Satan (No. 3, 2005) and Elephant (No. 6, 2003).

The Greatest Hits sold particularly well at independent record stores, as the album debuts at No. 1 on the Tastemakers Albums chart, with 6,000 sold via indie retailers. (Tastemakers ranks the top-selling albums of the week at indie stores.) Additionally, the set bows at No. 2 on the Vinyl Albums chart, with 13,000 sold via vinyl LP (64% of the album’s overall first week sales).


Meanwhile, Shawn MendesWonder bows at No. 1 on Top Album Sales with 54,000 copies sold — which aids its No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200. Carrie Underwood’s holiday album My Gift is steady at No. 2 on the Top Album Sales chart with 33,000 sold (up 18%). My Gift has sold 210,000 copies in total.

Another holiday effort, Dolly Parton’s A Holly Dolly Christmas, is a non-mover at No. 3 with 26,000 sold (up 4%). With a total of 171,000 sold, through Dec. 10, Holly is Parton’s biggest-selling non-greatest hits album since 2008’s Backwoods Barbie, with 281,000 sold thus far.

AC/DC’s former No. 1 on Top Album Sales, Power Up, is stationary at No. 5 on the latest chart, with 18,000 sold (down 12%), while Pentatonix’s latest holiday album, We Need a Little Christmas, surges 11-6 (a new peak) with 17,000 sold (up 31%). BTS’ previous No. 1, Be, falls 1-7 in its third week with just under 17,000 sold (down 46%) while Chris Stapleton’s Starting Over is steady at No. 8 with 16,000 (down 2%).

Rounding out the top 10 are Harry Styles’ former No. 1 Fine Line, which moves 7-9 with 14,000 (down 20%) and Vince Guaraldi Trio’s A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack, which dips 9-10 with 13,000 (down 7%).