Billboard.bizz reports: AC/DC will earn its second No. 1 album -- and first chart-topping debut -- as "Black Ice" will bow atop The Billboard 200 chart released tomorrow (Oct. 29).
The Columbia set sold 784,000 units in its first week in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The entry marks the second biggest sales week of the year, trailing only the debut of Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" (Cash Money/Universal Motown), which has sold more than 1 million copies. It's also AC/DC's best sales frame since SoundScan began tracking data in 1991.
"Black Ice," which was released exclusively in the United States through Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and AC/DC's official Web site, is the group's first studio album since 2000's "Stiff Upper Lip." That set debuted and peaked at No. 7 with 130,000 sold copies in its opening week.
AC/DC last crowned The Billboard 200 in early 1982 with "For Those About To Rock We Salute You."