Arcade Fire top Eminem with #1 album Arcade Fire’s third album, “The Suburbs,” sold more copies than any other album in the United States this week, with over 156,000 albums sold, outselling more mainstream artist Eminem (who sold 4,000 fewer with a 4% drop in sales) and making “Suburbs” the band’s first Billboard 200 #1 album according to MTV and the band’s independent record label, Merge.

While this is the indie band’s first chart-topping U.S. album, they made a #1 debut in the U.K. last week. Arcade Fire’s last LP, “Neon Bible,” debuted at #2 in 2007.

This is the third time this year that an independent album has topped the charts, following Vampire Weekend’s “Contra” in January and MTV’s “Hope for Haiti Now” compilation.

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