November 5, 2008
AC/DC's sales slip, still No. 1
By
Senior Editor, JAM! Showbiz


AC/DC remains at No. 1 with "Black Ice."

AC/DC fended off a few big-name debuts this week, securing the No. 1 position once again on the Canadian album charts.

The Aussie rockers managed the feat despite seeing sales of their new effort "Black Ice" drop by 65 per cent.

AC/DC's numbers reached 41,000, down from the 119,000 the group sold last week, which made it the biggest debut of 2008, according to Nielsen SoundScan data.

The group also grabbed the No. 1 spot in the U.S., selling 271,000 units of "Black Ice," according to Billboard.com.

Back here, Celine Dion's "My Love: Essential Collection" (17,700) had the top entry of the week at No. 2, edging out the premiere of Pink's new disc, "Funhouse" (17,600), which came in at No. 3.

The movement forced the "High School Musical 3" soundtrack, Sylvain Cossette's "70's Volume 2," and Metallica's "Death Magnetic" all down two spots to No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6, respectively.


Rounding out the top 10 was Sarah McLachlan's "Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan" at No. 7, T.I.'s "Paper Trails" at No. 8, Snow Patrol's "Hundred Million Suns" at No. 9, and Mes Aieux's "La Ligne Orange" at No. 10.

Other notable debuts included Rascal Flatts' "Greatest Hits Vol. 1" at No. 11, Loreena McKennitt's "A Midwinter Night's Dream" at No. 12, John Legend's "Evolver" at No. 14, Bloc Party's "Intimacy" at No. 17, and "Big Shiny Tunes 13" at No. 21.

Toby Keith's "That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy" checked in at No. 26, The Cure's "4:13 Dream" at No. 30, Ryan Adams & the Cardinals' "Cardinology" at No. 31, Queen & Paul Rodgers' "The Cosmos Rocks" at No. 33, and Kaiser Chiefs' "Off With Their Heads" at No. 50.

In the U.S., Pink landed in second, followed by the "High School Musical 3" soundtrack in third, John Legend in fourth, and Toby Keith in fifth.