Metallica three-peats on charts

Metallica

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Senior Editor, JAM! Showbiz

, Last Updated: 12:18 PM ET

Three big debuts couldn't keep Metallica from repeating as the top dogs on the Canadian album charts.

The band's critically acclaimed new effort "Death Magnetic" remained at No. 1 for a third consecutive week, selling 28,000 copies, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

"Magnetic" has now racked up 154,000 in sales since its release, making it the third biggest album of 2008.

They also grabbed the No. 1 spot south of the border once again, selling 132,000 copies of "Death Magnetic" in the U.S.

Three debuts were well behind the rockers, including Les Cowboys Fringants' "L'Expedition" (19,000) at No. 2, the Pussycat Dolls' "Doll Domination" (12,000) at No. 3, and Kings of Leon's "Only by the Night" at No. 4, their best ever chart placement.

Dan Bigras's "Duos De La Tendresse" re-entered the charts at No. 5, the "Mamma Mia" soundtrack sank four spots to No. 6, and Kid Rock's "Rock 'N Roll Jesus" slipped two to No. 7.

Rounding out the top 10 was Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" at No. 8, Disney star Demi Lovato's "Don't Forget" at No. 9, and the Jonas Brothers' "A Little Bit Longer" at No. 10.

Other notable debuts included David Usher's "Wake Up and Say Goodbye" at No. 12, David Gilmour's "Live in Gdansk" at No. 19, and TV on the Radio's "Dear Science" at No. 26.

In the U.S., Demi Lovato placed second, followed by Ne-Yo's "Year of the Gentleman" in third, Kings of Leon in fourth, and the Pussycat Dolls in fifth.


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