Staind, one of the rare metal bands in recent years that is enjoying widespread critical support, continues to top the nation's album chart, outselling its nearest rival last week by almost 2 to 1.
The band's "Break the Cycle" collection sold 326,000 copies, bringing its two-week total to just more than 1 million copies. It's the third consecutive week a hard-rock album has topped the U.S. charts, a rarity in a time when hip-hop or teen-pop collections have tended to rule the bestseller list.
Behind Staind, Destiny's Child's "Survivor" moved up from No. 3 to No. 2 by selling 169,000 copies. The female pop-R&B trio's album has sold almost 1.6 copies since its release May 1.