He may have strained his vocal cords this week, but Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst still has plenty to shout about, as his band's latest will top next week's "Billboard" 200 albums chart.
According to sales figures released by SoundScan on Wednesday, Limp's third offering, "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water," sold more than 1 million copies in its first week in stores to grab the top of the album heap.
Limp's latest sold just over 1,054,000 copies out of the gate, giving the group the biggest first-week sales for a rock band in the SoundScan era. The lofty sales figures also place the band at #6 on the list of biggest one-week sellers among all genres behind 'NSYNC, Eminem, Backstreet Boys, Garth Brooks and Whitney Houston.
Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek also manage a strong debut for their "Reflection Eternal: Train of Thought" which moved more than 58,000 copies to debut at #17. The week's only other top 20 debut belongs to Everlast, whose
"Eat at Whitey's" sold more than 49,000 copies to hit #20.
The week's other notable debuts include Johnny Cash's "American III: Solitary Man" at #88, Billy Ray Cyrus' "Southern Rain" at #102, Charlotte Church's "Dream a Dream" at #107, Tony Iommi's "Iommi" at #129, Billy Gilman's "Classic Christmas" at #148, Deltron 3030's self-titled debut at #194, and Squirrel Nut Zippers' "Ballroom Bedlam" at #195.