Finally ending Taylor Swift’s 11 weeks of chart dominance, U2 have claimed the top spot on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart by selling 484,000 copies of their latest effort, No Line on the Horizon. It’s U2’s seventh number one album, moving the band into a tie for second place with Led Zeppelin for most number one albums (the Beatles have 19, so don’t expect Bono and company to move higher than number two).
Swift still only fell to number two, moving 52,000 copies of Fearless. The second biggest debut this week was from Neko Case, whose Middle Cyclone moved an impressive 44,000 copies, easily her highest chart debut, and position (her last album, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood peaked at number 54). [Billboard]