Underwood Carries On, Adele #2; Silversun Pickups, Tank Top Bows
Silversun Pickups and Tank Debut Top 10, while Adele's 19 Leads All Gainers
For a second consecutive week, the competition gets Blown Away by 19/Arista Nashville Country superstar Carrie Underwood, who tops the HITS Album sales chart with 118k, giving her a two-week total of 385k and counting, and will likely hold there for a few charts. Underwood scores her first-ever second week at #1. Shockingly, no album by Underwood has ever spent more than one week at the top.
That was enough to keep XL/Columbia diva Adele’s 21 from returning to #1 again, but the album was up 34% over Mother’s Day weekend to 103k and a total of 9.1 million.
Mercury Nashville R&B-turned-country crooner Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee moves to #3 with 72k for a total of 752k, making it the biggest release to come out this year.
A pair of EMI entries, Capitol’s Now 42 (#4) and Blue Note’s Norah Jones (#5), round out the Top 5.
Syco/Columbia U.K. boy band One Direction’s Up All Night is at #6, with two newcomers in Dangerbird’s Silversun Pickups (#7) and Atlantic’s Tank (#9) sandwiching former chart-topper, Third Man/Columbia’s Jack White (#8), with Fairfax/Universal Republic’s Gotye (#10) completing the leader board.
Other Top 50 new entries include Interscope’s Keane (#15), Epic’s viral sensations Karmin (#17) and Columbia gospel group Mary Mary (#19).
Republic Nashville’s The Band Perry (#45), Verity’s Marvin Sapp (#49) and RCA Nashville’s Miranda Lambert (#50) all return to the Top 50.
XL/Columbia’s debut Adele album, 19, leads all double-digit gainers, moving #28-22, +45%, followed by Big Machine’s Rascal Flatts (#24-14, +36%), Capitol Nashville/EMI’s Lady Antebellum (#37-26, +34%), Atlantic’s Jason Mraz (#22-16, +23%), 19/RCA’s Kelly Clarkson (#47-37, +23%), Warner Bros. Nashville’s Blake Shelton (#43-36, +16%), YM/CM/Universal Republic’s Nicki Minaj (#17-13, +14%) and RCA’s Whitney Houston The Greatest Hits (#40-33, +10%).
This week’s releases include 19/RCA’s Adam Lambert, Columbia’s Glee Cast Graduation Album and Tenacious D, Sub Pop’s Beach House, Mexican Summer’s Best Coast, Universal Republic’s Lisa Marie Presley and Godsmack, Interscope’s Rye Rye and the digital release of Stun Volume’s Garbage. Columbia’s John Mayer is slated for May 22.
They are predicting even more weeks at the top spot.
Originally posted by Legend ReX
Not Beyoncé fighting literacy like Angiallah fights breast cancer.
Lies. I stan for Avril... and she hasn't released anything of this quality since her Let Go days. Do not give Avril this credit. She doesn't even deserve it right now, releasing generic trash to please a pop audience. Yes I love that generic trash but Cassadee is serving a whole other level! She'll never compare to Queen Avril but this song is EVERYTHING Avril never managed to do after Let Go!