Masked rockers Slipknot have ruined rapper The Game's bid to debut his final album at the top of the U.S. charts - thanks to a little early-release business.
The group's new release All Hope is Gone got a head start on The Game's LAX after some retailers broke the street date release embargo, due to fan demand, and started selling the album a day early.
The pre-release push gave Slipknot the edge - by a slim 1,134 sales margin - and scores the band their first number one album in America. Without the early sales, The Game reportedly beat Slipknot to the top of the charts by 13 copies.
All Hope Is Gone moved 239,516 copies, while The Game's final release sold 238,382.
It's the first time The Game hasn't debuted at number one.
Kid Rock's Rock N Roll Jesus falls to three, while former charttoppers the Jonas Brothers fall to four with A Little Bit Longer. The Mamma Mia! soundtrack rounds out the new Billboard top five.