Sales: 80,000 People Still Like Depeche Mode

BillboardBah. The Top Ten of the Billboard 200 is once again filled with a bunch of crap nobody cares about. Come on! Won’t somebody come along excite the world again? Is Taylor Swift as close as we’re going to get to that in 2009?

1. Rick Ross – “Deeper Than Rap” – 158,000 (debut)

2. “Hannah Montana: the Movie” soundtrack – 104,000 (down 22%)

3. Depeche Mode – “Sounds of the Universe” – 80,000 (debut)

4. Rascal Flatts – “Unstoppable” – 68,000 (down 37%)

5. Asher Roth – “Asleep in the Bread Aisle” – 65,000 (debut)

6. “Twilight” soundtrack – 40,000 (down 19%)

7. Lady GaGa – “The Fame” – 40,000 (up 9%)

8. Day26 – “Forever in a Day” – 37,000 (down 67%)

9. “Now 30” compilation – 36,000 (down 19%)

10. Jadakiss – “The Last Kiss” – 30,000 (down 32%)

Seems a shame that Depeche Mode sold almost six times as many records as the Pet Shop Boys, whose new album, Yes debuted at #32 with 14,000.

Additional sales data via MTV.

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