Matthew Good has great chart debut

Matthew Good has 11,000 reasons to not smile.

Matthew Good has 11,000 reasons to not smile.


Senior Editor, JAM! Showbiz

, Last Updated: 8:25 AM ET

A No. 1 album is exactly what the doctor ordered for outspoken and cantankerous Canrocker Matthew Good.

His third solo effort, "Hospital Music," checked into the No. 1 spot in the nation, selling over 11,000 copies, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

It marks the first time in eight years that Good has been on top of the album charts, since the Matthew Good Band led the way with "Beautiful Midnight" back in 1999.

Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" (just under 9,000) and Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" (8,000) both held firm at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, and Korn's "Untitled" had the second best debut of the week, checking in at No. 4.

After huge gains last week, the "Hairspray" soundtrack was stuck at No. 5, Michael Buble's "Call Me Irresponsible" came up one spot to No. 6, switching positions with Timbaland's "Timbaland Presents: Shock Value," which slipped to No. 7.

Sum 41's latest CD "Underclass Heroes" didn't fare well in its second week of release, dropping all the way from No. 1 down to No. 8, Fergie's "Duchess" claimed the No. 9 slot, and Common's "Finding Forever" rounded out the big premieres, landing at No. 10.

Notable debuts this week belonged to Sean Kingston's self-titled debut at No. 16, and Garbage's best-of disc "Absolute Garbage" at No. 43.


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