From Canoe Online.
INXS's search for a new frontman on the "Rock Star" reality show has officially paid off.
The Australian rockers, now led by Nova Scotia native J.D. Fortune, had their 11th studio album, "Switch," enter the charts at No. 2 on sales of 35,000, according to data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.
INXS were edged out by Il Divo's "Ancora," which moved up from No. 3 to the top spot with sales of 36,000.
INXS's new release, nearly eight years to the day after Michael Hutchence's suicide, was aided by a big Canadian media blitz last week. It included a barrage of interviews, a performance of the National Anthem at last Saturday's Leaf hockey game and a TV gig on MuchMoreMusic.
The band's previous album, 1997's "Elegantly Wasted," peaked at No. 14 on the charts.