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The Black Keys' 'Turn Blue' Blocks Michael Jackson's 'Xscape' From Billboard 200's No. 1

May 22, 2014 (1:43 am) GMT
The rock duo's new album debuts at No. 1 with 164,000, while the late King of Pop's new posthumous release comes at No. 2 with 157,000.

has scored their first No. 1 album on Billboard 200 with their latest album, "". According to Nielsen SoundScan, the record makes its debut at the chart's top spot after selling 164,000 copies.

The album gives the duo their third album to chart within Billboard 200's top 10. Their previous release, 2011's "", debuted at No. 2 with 206,000. In 2010, they had their "" debuted and peaked at No. 3.

"Turn Blue" manages to outsell 's "", which arrives at No. 2 with 157,000 units sold in its first week. The new posthumous release marks the late King of Pop's 10th top 10 album on the chart. His previous top 10 albums include his posthumous releases, 2010's "" (No. 3) and 2009's "" soundtrack (No. 1).

Last week's first placer, the "Now 50" album, slips to No. 3 with 82,000. At No. 4, "" soundtrack falls from No. 2 with 73,000.

Rounding out the top 5 is ' "", which debuts with 61,000 and gives the country group their 9th top 10 album. Next, scores her highest-charting solo album ever with "". The album comes at No. 6 with 37,000.

Behind the veteran singer is ' "", which debuts at No. 7 with 20,000. 's "" dips from No. 4 to No. 8 with 18,000 in its second week. ' "" plunges six rungs to No. 9 with 16,000, also in its second week.

takes the last spot in the top 10 as his newest album "" opens at No. 10 with nearly 16,000.

  1. "" - (164,000)
  2. "" - (157,000)
  3. The "Now 50" Album - Various Artists (82,000)
  4. "" Soundtrack - Various Artists (73,000)
  5. "" - (61,000)
  6. "" - (37,000)
  7. "" - (20,000)
  8. "" - (18,000)
  9. "" - (16,000)
  10. "" - (nearly 16,000)

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