The Dixie Chicks’ “Home” retained the top spot on the nation’s albums chart as major diskeries have slowed releases to a trickle in the weeks around Sept. 11.
“Home” sold nearly 367,000 copies to get the Chicks’ two-week cume to 1.15 million units sold, according to data compiled by SoundScan.
Highest charting debut was Aaron Carter’s “Another Earthquake” (Jive), which sold 41,000 copies and landed at No. 18.
Blue Note singer Norah Jones finally cracked the top 10 as her “Come Away With Me” shot up to No. 6 on sales of slightly less than 75,000 copies. The singer for whom she opened shows for earlier this year, John Mayer, saw his “Room for Squares” (Columbia) make a seven-slot jump to No. 15 on sales of almost 51,000.
Eminem was the lone member of the top 10 to see his sales increase from last week as “Eminem Show” (Interscope) went home with 178,000-plus buyers. Avril Lavigne’s “Let Go” (Arista) and Nelly’s “Nellyville” (Universal) held onto their No. 3 and 4 spots while Columbia’s Bruce Springsteen did a little rising of his own, swapping places with Coldplay’s “Rush of Blood to the Head” (Capitol) at Nos. 5 and 7.
Little change is expected next week as no major new albums hit stores on Tuesday.