Eagles perch atop the U.S. album chart

Nov. 7, 2007 at 11:56 AM

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The Eagles have landed at the top of the U.S. album chart with "Long Road Out of Eden," their first new studio disc in 28 years, Billboard.com reported.

"Road" was included after a Billboard policy banning exclusive album titles from the Billboard 200 was altered to reflect recent changes in music distribution.

The only places to buy the Eagles' CD in the United States are Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores, walmart.com and the Eagles' own Web site.

So far, 711,000 copies of the album have been sold.

Britney Spears' latest, "Blackout," which would have been No. 1 if "Road" was not counted, opened at No. 2 with first-week sales of 290,000, Billboard.com said

Coming in at No. 3 is Carrie Underwood's "Carnival Ride," followed by Avenged Sevenfold's self-titled disc at No. 4 and Josh Turner's "Everything is Fine" at No. 5.

Rounding out the top 10 are Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' "Raising Sand" at No. 6; the Backstreet Boys' "Unbreakable" at No. 7; Josh Groban's holiday album, "Noel" at No. 8;

Andrea Bocelli's first greatest-hits collection, "The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere" was No. 9 and Rascal Flatts' "Still Feels Good" at No. 10.

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