“Light Grenades,” the sixth album from Incubus, debuted at No. 1 this week, a first for the Calabasas, Calif., rock band.

The Immortal/Epic release sold 165,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. Band’s previous album, “A Crow Left of the Murder,” sold twice as many copies in its debut week two years ago but opened at No. 2.

Week was lean on strong performing debuts, but Christmas albums are starting to gather some retail cheer.

Sarah McLachlan’s “Wintersong” (Arista) has become the front-runner among holiday discs. Album, released Oct. 17, climbed 15 slots to No. 7 on sales of 116,000; cume is 347,000. Week’s tally is higher than any holiday album’s sales week last year. McLachlan did TV appearances last week on “Oprah,” NBC’s coverage of the Christmas-tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center, “Good Morning America” and “Late Night With Conan O’Brien.”

“Winter Song” was joined in the top 10 by “Now That’s What I Call Christmas 3,” which rose 14 spaces to No. 10, selling 102,000. The 36-track Sony disc runs the stylistic gamut, featuring tracks from Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams and Bing Crosby up through Stacie Orrico, Ne-Yo and the Pussycat Dolls.

Other top 50 charting holiday albums were James Taylor’s “Christmas Album” (Columbia), which rose 20 slots to No. 18 (69,000 sold); Bette Midler’s “Cool Yule” (Columbia), up 35 to No. 33 on sales of 47,000; Celtic Women’s “Christmas Celebration” (Manhattan), leaping 30 to No. 35 with sales of 44,000; and Brad Paisley’s “Brad Paisley Christmas” (Arista Nashville), up 23 to No. 47 with 29,000 sold.

The only other top 50 debuts were Clipse’s “Hell Hath No Fury” (Re-Up Gang/Star Trak) at No. 14 on sales of 78,000 and Ying Yang Twins’ “Chemically Imbalanced” (TVT), which sold 36 to open at No. 40.

Last week’s No. 1, Jay-Z’s “Kingdom Come” (Def Jam), dropped 80% to sales of 140,000, landing at No. 6. The soundtrack to Disney’s “Hannah Montana” shot up five slots to No. 2 on sales of 157,000 copies.

Ciarra, “Eminem Presents the Re-Ups” and Gwen Stefani look to occupy the top three slots next week.