The Aerosmith-fueled soundtrack to the big screen special effects blowout “Armageddon” made the only sizable splash on the charts in a relatively quiet week.
According to Soundscan, the soundtrack sold more than 112,000 in its first week in stores, earning it the number four spot on next week’s album chart. Things will remain unchanged at the top of the chart as the “City of Angels” soundtrack will remain at number one with another 145,000 copies of the album zipping off record racks. Hip-hop titan Master P slips up to number two with “Da Last Don,” which sold another 119,900 copies last week.
After “Armageddon,” the next highest debut belongs to the Brian Setzer Orchestra whose “Dirty Boogie” enters the chart at number 47. Close behind at number 49 is Sublime’s live album “Stand By Your Van,” which sold more than 27,000 copies in its debut week.
Also entering the album chart are Billy Bragg and Wilco, whose album of material inspired by previously unrecorded
Woody Guthrie lyrics, “Mermaid Avenue,” debuts at number 90.