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I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Author: David Jenison
02/02/2005 | E! Online | | Feature
But easily the biggest surprise on the charts is the showing of indie hero Conor Oberst, aka Bright Eyes. The Nebraska singer-songwriter--a headliner on last year's Concert for Change Tour, sharing the stage with Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M. and John Fogerty--has burst out of his cult status with two albums debuting in the top 20.

Going the route of Guns N' Roses and Nelly, Oberst simultaneously released the alt-rock disc I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning and the electronica-flavored Digital Ash in a Digital Urn. The former moved 56,000 copies to open at number 10, while the latter charted at 15 with nearly 46,000 copies.

Here's a recap of the Top 10 albums of last week:
1. Be As You Are: Songs from an Old Blue Chair, Kenny Chesney
2. The Documentary, The Game
3. This Woman, LeAnn Rimes
4. American Idiot, Green Day
5. Encore, Eminem
6. Get Lifted, John Legend
7. Crunk Juice, Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
8. Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson
9. Confessions, Usher
10. I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning, Bright Eyes