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Sep182017

The National, Jack Johnson earn top-five debuts on "Billboard" 200

4ADNew albums from The National and Jack Johnson made top-five debuts on this week's edition of the Billboard 200.

The National's Sleep Well Beast arrives at number three on the chart with 62,000 equivalent album units, 56,000 of which were traditional album sales, while Johnson's All the Light Above It Too lands at number five with 44,000 units, 41,000 of which were traditional album sales.

Sleep Well Beast gives The National their third top-five album on the Billboard 200; both 2013's Trouble Will Find Me and 2010's High Violet also peaked at number three on the chart.

Johnson, meanwhile, now has a total of seven top-five albums under his belt. He's also topped the chart four times -- with 2013's From Here to Now to You, 2010's To the Sea, 2008's Sleep Through the Static, and 2006's Curious George soundtrack.

Both The National and Johnson are on tour this fall in support of their respective new albums.

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