And an ex-Orthodox Jew and one-time Yeshiva student will lead them to the promised land.
Disturbed, whose lead singer David Draiman is the man in question, have opened the arc at the top of the charts this week, as the Reprise rockers’ Indestructible album cops #1 with almost 250k in sales.
Capitol/EMI’s Now 28 bows at #2 with 183k, one of six separate newcomers to the Top 10.
Last week’s chart-topper, LaFace/ZLG’s Usher, dips to #3 with 140k, followed by a trio of debuts in DGC/Interscope’s Weezer (#4), Frontiers’ Journey, a Wal-Mart exclusive (#5) and The Inc./Universal Motown’s Ashanti (#6). Big Machine's Jewel also enters the Top 10 in its first week at #8.
New Line’s Sex and the City soundtrack (#7) and Universal Republic’s 3 Doors Down (#9) are the only other holdovers, with the Jive/ZLG expanded edition of Chris Brown’s Exclusive album returning to the Top 10 (#10).
Capitol’s Radiohead Best of enters at #13, with the label’s Now Classic Rock (#20), Interscope’s Gavin Rossdale (#30), Side One Dummy’s Van’s Warped Tour ’08 and heavy rockers Opeth’s Roadrunner debut (#43) also making their Top 50 bows.
Walt Disney Records’ Disneymania 6 is the week’s top gainer, up 26% at #24, followed by Atlantic’s Kid Rock, up 19%. Others in the black include Island’s Mariah Carey (#11, +2%), Big Machine’s Taylor Swift (#14, +6%), Walt Disney Records’ Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds (#37, +4%), Mercury Nashville’s Sugarland (#40, +1%) and Arista Nashville’s Alan Jackson (#42).
Arista Nashville’s Brad Paisley (#48) and Capitol Nashville’s Lady Antebellum (#49) both return to the Top 50.
Next week: Cash Money/Universal Motown’s Lil Wayne storms the charts with Tha Carter III, already flying off shelves for what will be the year’s top debut. Atlantic’s Plies will follow, along with Star Trak/Interscope’s N.E.R.D., Reprise’s Alanis Morissette, Columbia Nashville’s Montgomery Gentry, Columbia’s Jakob Dylan solo debut, XL/Columbia’s Adele, ATO’s My Morning Jacket and Nickelodeon/ Columbia’s tween sensation and hopeful answer to Hannah Montana, iCarli aka Miranda Cosgrove.
1. Disturbed, Indestructible
2. Now 28
3. Usher, Here I Stand
4. Weezer, The Red Album
5. Journey, Revelation
6. Ashanti, The Declaration
7. Sex and the City Soundtrack
8. Jewel, Perfectly Clear
9. 3 Doors Down, 3 Doors Down
10. Chris Brown, Exclusive