It’s number one in Canada too!

Dixie Chicks dominate album charts
The Dixie Chicks’ latest disc took a short cut to No. 1 on the Canadian album charts this week.
The trio’s seventh album, “Taking the Long Way,” debuted in the top spot with sales of just under 40,000 copies, according to data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.
“Long Way,” the Dixie Chicks’ first No. 1 album in Canada, topped the first-week sales of the previous studio disc “Home,” which checked in at No. 2 with 21,000 in sales back in September of 2002.
The Dixie Chicks also grabbed the No. 1 spot south of the border, selling 525,000 copies of “Long Way” in the U.S. They are now the first female group to have their first three albums premiere at the top of the charts stateside.
Back in Canada, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Stadium Arcadium” (15,000) was relegated to the No. 2 position, while former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge’s new band Angels & Airwaves came in at No. 2 with their debut effort, “We Don’t Need To Whisper” (14,000).
Shakira’s “Oral Fixation Vol. 2.” remained at No. 4, James Blunt’s “Back to Bedlam” slipped two notches to No. 5, Tool’s “10,000 Days” sank four to No. 6, and Rihanna’s “Girl Like Me” dropped from 5-7.
Gnarls Barkley’s “St. Elsewhere,” buoyed by the mad success of their single “Crazy,” made their first top 10 appearance at No. 8, Michael Buble’s “It’s Time” occupied the No. 9 position, and Crazy Frog’s “Crazy Hits” moved from No. 11 to No. 10.
Other notable debuts included the WWE compilation “Wreckless Intent” at No. 11, Def Leppard’s covers disc “Yeah!” at No. 13, and the American Idol collection “Season 5” at No. 14.
In the U.S., Disney’s “High School Musical” placed second (175,000), followed by the American Idol collection in third, Angels & Airwaves in fourth, and the Chili Peppers in fifth.