GUNS N' ROSES: 'Chinese Democracy' Drops Out Of U.K. Top 10
GUNS N' ROSES' new album, "Chinese Democracy", dropped out of the U.K. Top 10 earlier today (Sunday, December 7), having landed at No. 11 in its second full week of release. The CD debuted at No. 2 in the U.K. after failing to outsell "Day & Age", the latest album from Las Vegas rock group THE KILLERS.
According to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, "Chinese Democracy" will also drop out of the Billboard Top 10 next week with second-week U.S. sales that are expected to fall below the 80,000 mark.
"Chinese Democracy" sold 261,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release (including a reported 25,000 downloads at iTunes on November 23 not counted towards the opening week) to debut at position No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart — right behind TAYLOR SWIFT's "Fearless" at No. 2 (with 267,400 sold) and KANYE WEST's "808s & Heartbreak", which opens at No. 1 with sales of 450,000 and change.
Only singer Axl Rose remains in the current GUNS roster, having taken some 15 years to complete "Chinese Democracy" with a revolving cast of musicians.
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