Daughtry Takes Top Album Honors from Michael Jackson

    After three weeks of posthumous chart domination by Michael Jackson, American are apparently ready to move on, right into the loving arms of Daughtry, led by former American Idol contestant Chirs Daughtry, who claimed the top Billboard spot this week after their sophomore album, Leave This Town moved 269,000 copies.


    Jackson still had a big showing on the charts, as his Number Ones compilation was the second most selling album in the U.S., moving 192,000 units. He also holds six of the top 10 albums in the Comprehensive Chart, which combines new and old releases.


    Jack White’s Dead Weather also made a strong showing on the charts after their debut, Horehound, moved 51,000 units, enough to claim then number six spot on the Billboard 200. It’s the sixth top ten album for White, who has had three with the White Stripes, two with the Raconteurs, and now one with Dead Weather. [Billboard]