Nine Inch Nails, which hasn’t issued a studio effort in nearly six years, returned to the top of the nation’s album sales chart as 271,000 copies of “With Teeth” (Nothing/Interscope) were sold in the week ended Sunday.
The act’s radio hit “The Hand That Feeds” was released in mid-April, accompanied by fan-oriented marketing efforts that included listening parties and the unveiling of the disc on MySpace.com a week before its release. Led by Trent Reznor, act is six weeks into a global tour scheduled to run through mid-August.
NIN opened at No. 1 with their previous studio disc, “Fragile,” in 2000 and has issued remix and live albums in the years since.
“Star Wars” fans came out in force to land John Williams’ score for “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith” at No. 6. The Sony Classical release sold 95,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Fox pic opens May 19.
Chicago rock group Fall Out Boy made an impressive leap into the majors, as 68,000 copies of its Island Records debut, “From Under the Cork Tree,” were sold last week. Disc debuted at No. 9.
Universal Music Group, which owns Interscope and Island, had five titles in the week’s top 10.
The two-CD set associated with CBS’ Elvis Presley projects, “Elvis by the Presleys” (Sony BMG Strategic Marketing), sold 49,000 copies and debuted at No. 15.
Limp Bizkit, whose last album debuted at No. 3, starts life at No. 24, as “Unquestionable Truth (Part 1)” (Geffen) sold 37,000 units in its opening stanza.
Ryan Adams, backed now by the Cardinals, sold 34,000 copies of his two-disc set “Cold Roses” (Lost Highway) to open at No. 26.
Other debuts included Nivea’s “Complicated” (Jive), selling 26,000 to take No. 37; Amy Grant’s “Rock of Ages” (Word), opening at No. 42 with 23,000 sold; Aimee Mann’s “The Forgotten Arm” (Superego), selling 18,000 to open at No. 60; and Smokey Robinson’s “Definitive Collection” (Motown), selling 18,000 (No. 64).
The original cast album for Broadway hit “Monty Python’s Spamalot” (Decca) sold 17,000 copies and catapulted to No. 69. Solo disc from Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry sold 10,000 copies in its first week.