MARILYN MANSON's 'Golden Age' Debuts At No. 1!

May 21, 2003

MARILYN MANSON's latest CD, "The Golden Age of Grotesque", has shifted 118,174 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to debut at No. 1 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. The CD has also secured No. 1 chart positions in Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland, according to the group's official web site.

Manson had previously reached No. 1 in the U.S. with the 1998 release "Mechanical Animals", which began with 223,000 units, the group's biggest Nielsen SoundScan week.

Manson's November 2000 set, "Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)" , peaked at No. 13 with a first-week tally of 117,000.

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