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"Big Whiskey" Hits #1 on Billboard 200

billboard200.jpg reported today that Dave Matthews Band 7th studio album, "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King" claimed the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. In its first week DMB sold 424,000 units.

This is Dave Matthews Band  fifth-straight studio album to open with a sales week of at least 400,000.

According to Billboard:

DMB's opener is the third-best debut of the year, after Eminem's "Relapse" (608,000) and U2's "No Line On the Horizon" (484,000). Speaking of Eminem, his "Relapse" slips to No. 2 with 141,000 (down 33%) in its third week.

DMB's new studio album has been receiving an overall positive response from critics and fans alike. They have been playing a number of the new songs on tour with "You & Me" and "Lying in the Hand of God" debuting for the first time in Hartford, CT this past weekend.