Bon Jovi Beats David Bowie in Billboard 200 First Place Battle

artist: Bon Jovi date: 03/21/2013 category: general music news
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Bon Jovi Beats David Bowie in Billboard 200 First Place Battle
American rockers Bon Jovi have netted their third consecutive No. 1 Billboard 200 chart debut with their latest release "What About Now." With 101,000 copies sold, they managed to beat the latest David Bowie record, "The Next Day," which landed at No. 2 with 85,000 copies. Despite beating Bon Jovi in the UK, Bowie just couldn't pull off a US victory. Nevertheless, the new album remains his best-selling one since 1991, marking his seventh top 10 entry. As for Bon Jovi, "What About Now" is their 12th top 10 studio album, with every record since 1986's "Slippery When Wet" being ranked among the top 10 on the charts. However, their latest studio effort is also the least-selling one since 1995 and 73,000 copies "These Days" managed to sell. Last week marked the No. 2 debut of yet another rock legend, iconic guitarist Jimi Hendrix whose posthumous release "People, Hell And Angels" has become his highest-charting album in 44 years with about 70,000 copies sold. The remainder of this week's top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart includes the likes of Sound City Players, Mumford & Sons and Eric Clapton's "Old Sock." Check out the full list below. 01. Bon Jovi - "What About Now" 02. David Bowie - "The Next Day" 03. Luke Bryan - "Spring Break... Here To Party" 04. Passion - "Let The Future Begin" 05. Bruno Mars - "Unorthodox Jukebox" 06. Mindless Behavior - "All Around The World" 07. Eric Clapton - "Old Sock" 08. Soundtrack - "Sound City - Real To Reel" 09. Mumford & Sons - "Babel" 10. Jimi Hendrix - "People, Hell And Angels"
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