Slipknot tops Billboard album chart as Swift eyes big debut

October 29, 2014 8:51 PM

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Heavy metal rockers Slipknot took the lead on the weekly U.S. Billboard chart on Wednesday, a week ahead of Taylor Swift's projected year's biggest album opening.

"5: The Gray Chapter," the second chart-topping record for Iowa-based Slipknot, sold 132,000 copies in its first week according to sales figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, and led seven new debuts in the Billboard top 10 this week.

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