NEW YORK – Bob Dylan is back at the top of the charts — for the first time in 30 years. His new album, "Modern Times," reached No. 1 on the album sales chart, selling 192,000 units in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures released Wednesday.
The critically acclaimed disc is Dylan's first No. 1 album since 1976's "Desire."
Jessica Simpson's "A Public Affair" debuted at no. 5 with 101,000 copies sold — the highest charting of her career. It's Simpson's first release since her divorce from Nick Lachey.
Girl group Danity Kane sold 117,000 copies of their debut album, "Danity Kane," slipping to second place from the top spot. Another debut, the rapper Young Dro's "Best Thang Smokin" placed third, selling 104,000 copies.
Christina Aguilera's "Back to Basics" slipped one spot to No. 4 with sales of 101,000, edging out Simpson by just a few hundred.