After several weeks with a handful of albums doing strong business, Dylan's disc will be the only release to break the 100,000-sale barrier, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan, with the #2 album, the soundtrack to the "Hannah Montana" movie, trailing behind with 86,000. Among the other debuts in the top 10 was the Ronnie James Dio-fronted metal act
The rest of the top 10 features Rascal Flatts' Unstoppable (#3, 53,000), Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap (#4, 51,000, down 68 percent from its debut last week), Lady Gaga's The Fame (#5, 40,000), the "Twilight" soundtrack (#6, 35,000), Now 30 (#7, 33,000) and Taylor Swift' Fearless (#9, 29,000).
Rapper Mike Jones lands at #12 with The Voice (25,000); Asher Roth drops from a #5 bow to #14 with his debut, Asleep in the Bread Aisle (23,000); synth legends Depeche Mode slip 15 spots to #18 in their second week with Sounds of the Universe (22,000); and Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne makes it in at #19 in the first week for his latest, Sickology 101 (19,000). Veteran punk band NOFX coast to a #36 debut with Coaster (14,000), and Insane Clown Posse rapper Violent J lands at #48 with his solo album The Shining (10,000).
Thanks to the "American Idol" bump, Jamie Foxx's nearly platinum Intuition bumps up 10 spots to #17 (23,000), while Katy Perry's juggernaut One of the Boys leaps almost 30 spots to #56 on sales of close to 9,000. Continuing the rough ride for former male "Idol" contestants, season-five winner Taylor Hicks' independently released album The Distance squeezes back onto the charts at #180 — despite his performance slot on last week's "Idol" elimination show — selling an anemic 2,800 copies. Since its release in March, the disc has sold a little more than 27,000 copies total.
Next week promises a showdown of the R&B divas, as