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Matchbox Twenty notches first No. 1 album of its career

Matchbox Twenty visits Bloomingdale's 59th Street Store on Sept. 6, 2012, in New York. Getty

(CBS News) Machbox Twenty has released four studio albums since coming on the music scene in 1996, but none has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. But that changed this week with the release of "North," which debuted in the  top slot with 95,000 copies sold.

Led by the single "She's So Mean," the new set marks the band's first full-length studio release - with all new songs -- since 2002's "More Than You Think You Are." That album debuted at No. 6 with 178,000 copies sold.

The first Matchbox Twenty album, 1996's "Yourself Or Someone Like You," was extremely successful despite never making it to No. 1. It spent 119 weeks on the charts and sold more than 15 million discs worldwide.

As for the new album, the members of Matchbox Twenty lived together in a house in Nashville over the past year where they worked on the new material. They teamed with producer Matt Serletic at his Emblem Studios in Calabasas, Calif.,  to record it.

This week's Billboard Top 200 chart also saw rock group Imagine Dragons debuting at No. 2 with "Night Visions," followed by Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae with "Gravity."


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