Creed Remains On Top As Live Makes Big Chart Debut

Proving that last week’s debut was no fluke, Florida rockers Creed will once again top next week’s “Billboard” album chart.

After besting new arrivals from Garth Brooks as well as Method Man and Redman by selling more than 315,000 copies of “Human Clay” last week, the band will retain the number one spot after selling an additional 190,000 units according to sales figures released by SoundScan on Wednesday.

The band managed to hold off a strong first-week push from Live, who debuts at number four with “The Distance To Here.” The Pennsylvania alt-rockers moved more than 138,000 copies of the album to score the week’s only top ten debut.

Melissa Etheridge also managed to crack the top 20, landing at number 12 after selling more than 99,000 copies of “Breakdown.” A few slots behind, the Wu-Tang Clan’s Inspectah Deck debuts as his “Uncontrolled Substance” lands at 19 after moving more than 74,000 units.

Other notable debuts include Paul McCartney’s “Run Devil Run” at
27, David Bowie’s “hours…” at 47, and The Misfits’ “Famous Monsters” at 138.

– Robert Mancini