The White Stripes storm the US charts

Bon Jovi score first Number One since 1988

The White Stripes have scored the Number Two position on the US Billboard chart this week.

Their new album, ‘Icky Thump’, has sold 223,000 copies. This is the highest chart position the band has achieved to date. 2005’s ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ entered the charts at Number Three, while 2002’s ‘White Blood Cells’ topped out at Number 61.

Meanwhile, Bon Jovi have hit the Number One spot, selling 292,000 copies. It is the band’s first chart-topper since 1988’s ‘New Jersey’.

Paul McCartney‘s latest effort, ‘Memory Almost Full’, remains in the Top 10, but slipped from the third position to Number Five.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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