Thursday, January 13, 2005

Reuters: Green Day's 'Idiot' Back at No. 1 on U.S. Charts

Entertainment News Article | "LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Grammy-nominated punk trio Green Day returned to the top of the U.S. pop charts Wednesday with its hit opus 'American Idiot,' which sold just 178 copies more than Eminem's reigning champ.
'American Idiot' (Reprise/Warner Bros.) sold 100,167 copies in the week ended Jan. 9, according to Nielsen SoundScan, taking its total to 1.9 million units. Worldwide sales stand at over five million copies, the label said.
Upon its Sept. 21 release, the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, a first for Green Day, and it also opened at No. 1 in Britain, Canada, Japan and Australia.

'American Idiot' yielded seven Grammy nominations, including album of the year, the first time a punk release has made the coveted category. The Grammys take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 13. "

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