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'Stand' Up

New Dave Matthews Band album debuts at No. 1 -- Their ''Stand Up'' is the year's third-biggest debut, with nearly 500,000 copies sold

THEY DID IT Dave Matthews Band charted with the year's third-biggest debut
THEY DID IT Dave Matthews Band charted with the year's third-biggest debut

Dave Matthews Band logged its fourth No. 1 debut with Stand Up, far outselling the week's other two major new releases, with 465,000 copies sold, according to the latest SoundScan figures. Stand Up also posted the third-largest debut of 2005. (Only 50 Cent's The Massacre, which sold more than 1 million units its first week, and The Game's The Documentary, which debuted with 587,000, have outsold it.)

Weezer's first album in three years, Make Believe, finished a distant second with 193,000. Day Drifter, country stud Dierks Bentley's latest, debuted at No. 6, having sold nearly 75,000 copies. The rest of the top 10 featured familiar faces: Mariah Carey sold 173,000, dropping to No. 3 with The Emancipation of Mimi, while 50 Cent sold another 90,000 copies of Massacre for the No. 4 spot.

Last week's No. 1, Nine Inch Nails' With Teeth, dropped by more than two-thirds, selling 89,000, enough to settle at No. 5. Gwen Stefani's Love, Angel, Music, Baby moved more than 74,000 copies to land at No. 7. Rob Thomas' Something to Be (No. 8, 67,000), Mike Jones' Who Is Mike Jones? (No. 9, 59,000), and Bruce Springsteen's Devils & Dust (No. 10, 54,000) round out the top 10.

Originally posted May 18, 2005
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