|The Sheepdogs celebrate their Rolling Stone magazine cover win in New York on Monday, August 1, 2011. (WENN.COM file photo)
Scruffy Saskatoon rockers the Sheepdogs turned their appearance on the current cover of Rolling Stone into a nice debut on the Canadian album charts.
The upstart foursome's EP, "Five Easy Pieces," landed at No. 7 with sales of 3,300, according to numbers compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.
The band recently beat out 15 other hopefuls to win the magazine's "Choose the Cover" competition, and as a result, performed at Bonnaroo Music Festival, were musical guests on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," are opening up for Kings of Leon in Toronto in October, and most importantly, have signed with Atlantic Records.
Not a bad year so far.
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Meanwhile, at the top of the charts, it's the same old story. Adele's "21" is in the penthouse for a seventh straight week, racking up another 15,000 copies, and increasing her overall total to 427,000 since it was released six months ago.
But, her chart supremacy may come to an end with the release of Kanye West and Jay-Z's much-hyped "Watch the Throne," which is projected for big numbers next week.
The No. 2 through No. 4 positions remained the same, starting with Bad Meets Evil's EP "Hell: The Sequel" at No. 2, LMFAO's "Sorry for Party Rocking" at No. 3 and Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" at No. 4.
Pitbull's "Planet Pit" came up one level to No. 5, switching spots with Selena Gomez & the Scene's "When the Sun Goes Down" at No. 6.
Closing out the top 10 was Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" at No. 8, MC Mario's "Summer Anthems" at No. 9, and Rihanna's "Loud" at No. 10.
In the U.S., Adele returned to first, followed by Eric Church's "Chief" in second, Trace Atkins' "Proud to be Here" in third, Mat Kearney's "Young Love" in fourth, and the Nickelodeon TV soundtrack "Victorious" in fifth.