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AC/DC's 'Black Ice' at No. 1 again

November 5, 2008 | 11:52 am

AC/DC topped the 1-million sales mark for its new "Black Ice" during the album's second week of release, holding on to the No. 1 spot on the national sales chart with 271,000 copies. It sold 784,000 the previous week.

It finished well ahead of the week’s No. 2 album, Pink’s new “Funhouse,” which sold 180,000 copies in its first week. John Legend’s third collection, “Evolver,” debuted at No. 4 with sales of 133,000.

Toby Keith’s “That Don’t Make Me a Bad Guy” started off at No. 5 with 91,000 copies, just ahead of Rascal Flatts’ “Greatest Hits Volume 1” compilation, arriving at No. 6 with sales of 89,000 copies, according to Billboard.

The season of the hits is hitting full stride, with Celine Dion’s “My Love: Essential Collection” entering the chart at No. 8 with first-week sales of 87,000 copies.

Scottish-Irish rock group Snow Patrol got its highest chart debut with its latest studio set, “A Hundred Million Suns,” starting out at No. 9 with sales of 48,000 copies. Billboard notes that a little over half of those sales were digital downloads and that Amazon.com had priced its downloads as low as $3.99.

--Randy Lewis

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