The good news for Pearl Jam is that the first week sales tally for its latest effort, "Yield," came in at an impressive 358,000.
The bad news is that the soundtrack to "Titanic" managed to sell more than a half a million copies last week to maintain its stranglehold on the top of Soundscan's album chart.Eddie Vedder and company did manage to drive a wedge between the dynamic duo of "Titanic" and Celine Dion as Pearl Jam takes the number two spot of the chart, bumping Dion's album "Let's Talk About Love" to number three. Dion, whose Oscar-nominated song "My Heart Will Go On" appears on the "Titanic" soundtrack, had held a piece of the top two spot for the last several weeks.
Any other week, Pearl Jam's numbers would have earned them the top spot, and last week many retailers told MTV News that "Yield" was their shaping up to be their biggest seller. However, the question of who will finally end "Titanic"'s chart run is still up in the air.