Some new blood, sort of
2 of 4 top-10 bows are repackagesA pair of rock acts roll into the top 10 this week with the best chart performances of their careers.
Two other new releases crack the top tier, but most of the songs on them have been there before.
The Mars Volta slams in at No. 3 with "The Bedlam in Goliath," followed by Bullet for My Valentine one rung behind.
Experimental prog-metal act the Mars Volta scores its third top-10 disc, topping the peaks of 2005's "Frances the Mute" (No. 4) and 2006's "Amputechture" (No. 9).
Welsh metalcore band Bullet for My Valentine easily posts its best sales week ever with "Scream Aim Fire." Its last album, "The Poison," peaked No. 128 but has sold a sturdy 375,000 since its release nearly two years ago.
New at No. 5, the "2008 Grammy Nominees" album features such chart-topping acts as Beyonce, Kanye West, U2, Justin Timberlake and Daughtry. Last year's edition started at No. 4 but rebounded two weeks later to a series-high chart peak and sales week (No. 3 with 131,000) following the Grammy Awards.
The multimedia Hannah Montana juggernaut continues as "Hannah Montana 2: Non-Stop Dance Party" bows at No. 7. Billed as a Hannah Montana set — no mention of Miley Cyrus — the album consists of the original "Hannah Montana 2" soundtrack reworked by producer Chris Cox into a clubby continuous-mix set.
Meanwhile, Alicia Keys returns to the top spot for a fourth nonconsecutive week, the most of any of her four chart-topping sets.
Overall album sales are up 4% from last week at 7.6 million units and down 18.9% from the same week last year.
Billboard analyst Keith Caulfield contributed to this report.
1 2 Alicia Keys As I Am 61,000
2 1 Various artists Juno soundtrack 55,000
3 New The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath 54,000
4 New Bullet for My Valentine Scream Aim Fire 53,000
5 New Various artists 2008 Grammy Nominees 50,000
6 4 Mary J. Blige Growing Pains 47,000
7 New Hannah Montana Non-Stop Dance Party 40,000
8 8 Keyshia Cole Just Like You 36,000
9 6 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift 36,000
10 10 Miley Cyrus Meet Miley Cyrus 35,000