New Kids return to No. 1

NKOTB had the right stuff on the album charts this week.

NKOTB had the right stuff on the album charts this week.


Senior Editor, JAM! Showbiz

, Last Updated: 11:54 AM ET

They may have a few grey hairs, but the New Kids on the Block made like it was the late '80s all over again.

The reunited Boston popsters returned to the top of the charts, scoring their first No. 1 album in nearly 20 years.

Their fifth album, "The Block" -- their first since 1994's "Face the Music" -- debuted at No. 1 with sales of 9,000 copies, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

NKOTB last hit No. 1 with "Step by Step" in 1990.

The "Mamma Mia" soundtrack (8,000) rebounded one spot to No. 2, Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (7,500) came up two to No. 3, Slipknot slipped from No. 1 to No. 4, and The Game's "LAX" dropped three to No. 5.

The second best debut of the week went to rapper Young Jeezy, with his effort "Recession," which clocked in at No. 6.

Rounding out the top 10 was Kid Rock's "Rock N Roll Jesus" at No. 7, the Jonas Brothers' "A Little Bit Longer" at No. 8, the French tribute disc "Felix Leclerc 2008" at No. 9, and "NOW 13" at No. 10.

Other notable debuts included Underoath's "Lost in the Sound of Separation" at No. 15, Brian Wilson's "That Lucky Old Sun" at No. 36, "Total Dance 2008" at No. 38, and "Dr. Horrible's Singalong" soundtrack at No. 45.

In the U.S., Young Jeezy hit the top spot, followed by NKOTB in second, the Game in third, Kid Rock in fourth, and Slipknot in fifth.


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