Music Article

Happy 'Days'

3 Doors Down debut at No. 1 on album chart -- New releases by Brian McKnight and Michael Buble also debut in the top 10

Their first major-label album was A Better Life, but 3 Doors Down have never had a better week on the charts than they did this week. Their third album, Seventeen Days, debuted at the top of the Billboard album chart and sold 231,000 copies, according to SoundScan, marking the band's highest chart position and best sales week ever. Last week's champ, the Game's The Documentary, slipped to second place on sales of 158,000. Green Day's Grammy-winning American Idiot held in third place, with about 135,000 units shifted.

Brian McKnight also scored a career-high No. 4 debut with Gemini, on sales of 103,000. The anthology Totally Country Vol. 4 debuted in fifth place and sold 98,000 copies. And crooner Michael Bublé earned the highest chart position of his career with the No. 7 debut of It's Time (93,000 sold).

Meanwhile, John Legend's Get Lifted got lowered one spot to No. 6; Kenny Chesney's Be as You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair fell four notches to No. 8; Tina Turner's All the Best plunged seven slots to ninth place; and Usher's Confessions held at No. 10.

Originally posted Feb 16, 2005