earned his fourth No. 1 album on the U.S. pop albums chart Wednesday with his first rock release in eight years.
"Still the Same ... Great American Rock Classics of Our Time
" sold 184,304 copies in the week ended October 15, according to Nielsen SoundScan data provided by the veteran rocker's J Records label.
His previous release, the fourth installment in his hugely successful "Great American Songbook
" series, debuted at No. 2 in October 2005 with almost 193,000 units.
"Still the Same
" -- which features covers of such tunes as the Bob Seger-written title track, Bob Dylan's "If Not For You
" and Van Morrison's "Crazy Love
" -- is Stewart's first No. 1 rock album since 1979's "Blondes Have More Fun." His other chart-toppers were the Grammy-winning "Stardust ... The Great American Songbook: Volume III" in 2004 and 1971's "Every Picture Tells A Story."
The previous week's champ, goth-pop band Evanescence's "The Open Door
" slipped to No. 2 with 164,000 copies, according to Billboard.
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