Tom Petty Claims #2 Spot On Billboard 200

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tompetty 1124091 Tom Petty Claims #2 Spot On Billboard 200[lastfm]Tom Petty[/lastfm] currently holds the number two spot on the Billboard 200 with the debut of his new album, Mojo.

Just behind [lastfm]Drake[/lastfm]‘s Thank Me Later, [lastfm]Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers[/lastfm] are on the Canadian rapper’s heels for the chart-topping spot. This week marks the first time since last December that the top four slots of the chart have been taken over by new artists.

Mojo is also the first album Petty and his band have released since 2002’s The Last DJ. They have sold 125,000 copies of the new album, making it the best debut sales week on record for the group since Nielsen SoundScan started keeping track of record sales in 1991.

Mojo is also Petty’s highest charting album since 1979’s Damn the Torpedoes, which also peaked at number two. The band’s exclusive concert/ticket album download offer aided in the success of their new album.

[lastfm]Sarah McLachlan[/lastfm]‘s Laws of Illusion rolls in at number three, the Now! 34 hits compilation takes the number four spot and [lastfm]Jack Johnson[/lastfm]‘s To the Sea rounds out the top five.

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