Chili Peppers spice up Cdn. charts


Senior Editor, JAM! Showbiz

, Last Updated: 11:06 AM ET

The Red Hot Chili Peppers first studio effort in four years had a sizzling first week on the Canadian album charts.

Their 28-track double CD "Stadium Arcadium" checked in at No. 1 this week with huge sales of 64,000, making it the biggest debut of the year, according to data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

"Arcadium" matches the debut of their previous studio disc "By The Way," which also hit the top spot in July of 2002.

The Chili Peppers also grabbed the No. 1 spot south of the border, selling a whopping 442,000 copies of "Stadium Arcadium" in the U.S, according to Billboard.com.

Back in Canada, Tool's "10,000 Days" was relegated to the No. 2 position with sales of 18,000, a drop of 66 per cent from last week's No. 1 debut, while Pearl Jam's self-titled album (12,000) suffered the same slash in sales, falling from No. 2 to No. 4.

Sandwiched in between was James Blunt's "Back to Bedlam," which remained at No. 3.

Michael Buble's "It's Time" stayed at No. 5, Shakira's "Oral Fixation Vol. 2." occupied the No. 6 slot, and Neil Young's "Living With War" had the second highest debut of the week at No. 7.

Rihanna's "Girl Like Me" sank four spots to No. 8, Johnny Cash's "Legend of Johnny Cash" jumped up a remarkable 18 positions to No. 9, and Andrea Bocelli's "Amore" moved up from No. 12 to No. 10.

Other notable debuts included Gnarls Barkley's "St. Elsewhere" at No. 11, Live's "Songs From Black Mountain" at No. 21, Snow Patrol's "Eyes Open" at No. 26, Paul Simon's "Surprise" at No. 32, and Nick Lachey's "What's Left of Me" at No. 43.

In the U.S., Nick Lachey entered in second (172,000), followed by Tool in third, Jagged Edge's self-titled album in fourth, and the Isley Brothers' "Baby Makin' Music" in fifth.


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