Mighty bow for Modest Mouse


Modest Mouse scores the first No. 1 album of its career as "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" debuts atop the Billboard 200. The Epic set moved 129,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan figures for the week ending March 25.

Joss Stone's third album, "Introducing Joss Stone" (Virgin), enters at No. 2 with 118,000 units sold.

"American Idol" 2006 third-place finisher Elliott Yamin's self-titled Hickory Records debut sold 90,000 copies to debut at No. 3. Yamin becomes the fifth finalist from last year's edition of the show to reach the Billboard 200. Right behind him is Daughtry, featuring "Idol" contestant Chris Daughtry. The band's self-titled RCA album holds at No. 4 (76,000).

R&B singer Marques Houston's Universal Motown set "Veteran" debuts at No. 5 (69,000).

The rest of the top 10: Akon's "Konvicted" (SRC/Universal, No. 6, 69,000), Lloyd's "Street Love" (The Inc., No. 7, 55,000), Musiq Soulchild's "Luvanmusiq" (Atlantic, No. 8, 54,000), Rich Boy's "Rich Boy" (Zone 4/Interscope, No. 9, 49,000) and Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" (Universal, No. 10, 48,000).
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