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Skillet’s "Rise" Debuts at #4 on "Billboard" 200; August Burns Red in at #9

Image courtesy of David Molnar (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of David Molnar (via ABC News Radio)

As expected, Skillet and August Burns Red both secured positions in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week.

Skillet’s ninth studio album, Rise , scored the #4 spot on the tally, racking up 60,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The successful sales week makes Rise the band’s second top-10 album on the list, following 2009’s Awake . That release debuted and peaked at #2 on the chart, with 68,000 copies sold its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Meanwhile, August Burns Red scored their first top-10 album on the chart with their latest album, Rescue & Restore . That album nabbed the #9 slot on the Billboard 200 album chart this week, with 26,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Before Rise , the group’s 2011 album Leveler came the closest to the top 10 when it debuted and peaked at #11 on the list, racking up 29,000 copies its first week out.

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