Chart Beat: New Albums

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  • UGK land at #1 on the Billboard album chart with their well-reviewed self-titled album on Jive, selling 160,000 copies on the strength of the Andre-3000-featuring (and Willie Hutch-sampling) “International Player’s Anthem.”

  • Teen pop sensation Jonas Brothers land at #5 with their second release, the first album to be issued in the “CDVU+” format, using 100% recycled paper for packaging and featuring a bunch of digital extras.

  • Austin’s Okkervil River had a surprisingly high debut for their album The Stage Names, landing at #62 after selling around 10,000 copies.

  • The Flight of the Conchords EP, featuring music from the show, sold 6,000 copies, good for #126 on Nielsen’s Soundscan charts.

  • Over in the UK, 20-year-old newcomer Kate Nash debuted at #1 on the album charts with her debut, Made of Bricks. Is all new UK pop music in the Lily Allen-style MySpace-phenomenon mold these days? Well, thankfully, it’s pretty good. Listen to some tracks here or, well, on her MySpace.
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