BT ousts Nelly Furtado from No. 1


Senior Editor, JAM! Showbiz

, Last Updated: 11:34 AM ET

Toronto-based screamo kings Billy Talent celebrated Canada's birthday in style, landing at No. 1 on the album charts.

The foursome's second disc, "Billy Talent II," came in on top with sales of over 48,000 copies, bouncing fellow Canadian Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (19,000) down to No. 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan data.

It marks Billy Talent's first ever No. 1 album here -- their self-titled debut effort checked in at No. 6 back in September 2003 with just 7,700 copies sold (but eventually going double platinum).

"Billy Talent II" didn't fare as well south of the border, where it debuted at No. 134 in the U.S.

Back in Canada, the Dixie Chicks' "Taking the Long Way" and Three Days Grace's "One X" both slipped one position to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, while Shakira's "Oral Fixation Vol. 2" held onto the No. 5 slot.

The second biggest debut of the week went to Dashboard Confessional's "Dusk & Summer," (8,000) which premiered at No. 6.

Rihanna's "Girl Like Me" and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Stadium Arcadium" both rebounded one notch to No. 7 and No. 8, Gnarls Barkley re-entered the top 10 at No. 9, and James Blunt's "Back to Bedlam" remained at No. 10.

The only other top 50 debut went to India.Arie's "Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship" at No. 19.

In the U.S., India.Arie shot straight to No. 1 on sales of 161,000, followed by Dashboard Confessional in second, Nelly Furtado in third, the Dixie Chicks in fourth, and Rihanna in fifth.


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