PAUL STANLEY, CONVERGE, DEF LEPPARD, CHILDREN OF BODOM: First-Week Sales Revealed

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley's new solo album, "Live to Win", sold just under 17,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release to land at position No. 53 of The Billboard 200 chart.

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending October 29, 2006, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all CD figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 4,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable):

PAUL STANLEY – "Live to Win": 17,000 (#53)
CONVERGE – "No Heroes": 6,000 (#151)
DEF LEPPARD – "Hysteria" (Deluxe Edition): 2,100
CHILDREN OF BODOM – "Chaos Ridden Years" (2-CD): 2,100
ANGRA – "Aurora Consurgens": 400
KROKUS – "Hellraiser": 200

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