He may be dead, but Johnny Cash can still put out a hit record.
Cash's American V: A Hundred Highways earned the Man in Black his first No. 1 album since 1969’s Johnny Cash at San Quentin. Its 88,000 copies sold in the United States is the fewest copies sold of a No. 1 debut since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991, but hey No. 1 is No. 1.
Nelly Furtado’s Loose climbed from 3-2 with 81,000 copies, and after scoring her first No. 1 last week, India.Arie’s Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship fell to No. 3 with 69,000 copies. The Dixie Chicks’ Taking the Long Way held at No. 4 with 57,000 and Gnarls Barkley’s St. Elsewhere rounded out the top five with its new peak position, moving 56,000 units.
Only two other albums besides Johnny Cash debuted in the top 200: the soundtrack to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest at No. 24 (30,000) and the Diana Reyes hits collection Las No. 1 De La Reyes (No. 143, 6,000).