Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Country Album Billboard Top 200 Chart News November 9th, 2011



Country Album Billboard Top 200 Chart News November 9th, 2011

Miranda Lambert debuts at Number One on Billboard Country Chart
Miranda Lambert
Four The Record (Amazon Image)

What a week it was for Miranda Lambert having a birthday, winning Female Vocalist at the CMA Awards and with 133,000 copies of Four The Record, to land third on the all genre, SoundScan Top 200 Albums chart, behind only Justin Bieber and rapper Wale but ahead of holiday season sales juggernaut Susan Boyle.
On the feat Lambert said, “Ok, that’s crazy! When you start out you want to blaze your own trail and set your goals and I always worry about living up to the standard I set for myself. But I hope it says to every artist who is starting out that if you really go with your heart and stick to your guns and feel okay with exercising your creative license, it will all end up great because you are doing what you believe in.”

  • Watch Miranda performed her current single “Baggage Claim” on NBC-TV’s “TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO” (11/15) – YouTube
With Toby Keith’s album selling half of what it sold its first week, last week, Scotty McCreery’s Clear As Day remained the #2 selling country album and it should end up scanning gold in the next two weeks after his first CMA showing he should benefit from a post CMA Awards bump (as will most artists performing on the show or winning awards)
 Toby Keith is third on the Country album chart  he’s now sold 101,000 copies of Clancy’s Tavern while the song “Red Solo Cup” gaining huge sucess as the digital single has  over 100,000 sales.

Lady Antebellum with “Own The Night” has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales of one million units (shipped) just four weeks after its release. The group has now sold a career total of seven million albums worldwide.
Member Dave Haywood said, “It's been a dizzying and exciting few months launching this album, but it's also really energizing to see how the fans are reacting to some of the songs on our new record. The reaction both in the STATES and overseas has been a huge confidence booster as we are getting ready to launch our first big arena tour this FRIDAY. We couldn't be more excited to get back out on the road!"

With nearly a half-million copies sold, CMA Nominated Luke Bryan’s third album Tailgates & Tanlines is about to join his sophomore album Doin’ My Thing as a seller of 500,000 copies. 

Lauren Alaina is 7th on the chart with her album Wildflower and  she continues to have hit singles (“Georgia Peaches” is on the charts) and selling albums, she may very well be a nominee for Best New Artist next year and surely Scotty McCreery is a racing certainty to gain a nomination with all his success!

 Martina McBride’s Republic Nashville debut, Eleven has sold nearly 80,000 copies in 4 weeks and her single “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” is rising the charts after a slow initial start.
Eric Church has now sold nearly 420,000 copies of the already Gold-certifed Chief  and Blake Shelton’s #14 on the Country chart is approaching 400,000 for his latest album Red River Blue. 
Brad Paisley’s This Is Country Music with his CMA host build-up apearances had a 24% sales increase. 

        Chart Facts for November 9, 2011
  • Vince Gill has sold 30,000 copies of Guitar Slinger in two weeks.
  • CMA New Artist Nominee Chris Young’s Neon has sold 210,000 copies.
  • 2 time 2011 CMA Female Vocalist Nominee Sara Evans has sold over 300,000 copies of Stronger.
  • With a CMA Nominee for Best Duo, The Civil Wars have sold over 205,000 copies of their self-released Barton Hollow.

With her new album Four The Record debuting atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Miranda Lambert becomes the first country artist in the 47 year history of the chart to have each of her first four albums debut at No.1. With more than 133,000 albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Four The Record more than doubles the first week sales of her previous album. All three of her prior albums have been certified Platinum! Four The Record debuts at No.3 on the all genre, Billboard 200.

LW     TW     Artist                   Album
NEW  3        Miranda Lambert    Four The Record -- #3 Billboard & #1 Country Album (133K copies)
7        12      Scotty McCreery     Clear As Day --- #2 Country Album selling 41K copies (425K to date)
5        13      Toby Keith             Clancy's Tavern --- #3 Country selling 32K copies  (101K copies to date)
8        14      Lady Antebellum   Own The Night -- #4 Country, selling 30K copies (748K to date)
21      27      Jason Aldean          My Kinda Party --- #5 Country, The CMA Album of Year sold 18K
6        29      Luke Bryan            Tailgates & Tanlines -- #6 Country, selling 16K copies (425K to date)
24      35      Lauren Alaina         Wildflower --- #7 Country Album selling 16K copies (124,000 to date)
32      40      Brantley Gilbert      Halfway to Heaven --- #8 Country, selling 16K copies (293K to date)
29      41      Various                  Footloose Soundtrack --- #9 Country Album selling 11K copies
30      44      Martina McBride      Eleven --- #10 Country Album selling 10K copies (76,000 to date)
Of note:
48      45      The Band Perry      The Band Perry --- #11 Country Album and Top CMA New Artist sold 9K
39      49      Eric Church            Chief --- #13 Country Album selling 9K
46      50      Blake Shelton         Red River Blue  --- #14 Country Album selling 9K (381K to date sales)
71      64      Brad Paisley           This Is Country Music  --- #19 Country, selling 7K (24% increase)
87      100    Hunter Hayes         Hunter Hayes --- #25 Country Album selling 4K

COUNTRY SINGLES NEWS
  • After 38 weeks on the Chart Eli Young’s Band move up one place to top the Billboard Country Songs chart with “Crazy Girl”
  • Blake Shelton’s  “God Gave Me You” drops down one place to #2
  • Taylor Swift with  “Sparks Fly” remains at the #3 position
  • Brantley Gilberts “ Country Must Be Country Wide” stays at #4
  • Miranda Lamberts “Baggage Claim” is a non mover at  #5
  • Lady Antebellum with  “We Owned The Night” are static too placed at #6
  • Jason Aldean's "Tattoos On This Town" holds it’s place at #7 
  • Zac Brown Band with “Keep Me In Mind” make strides moving up 3 spots 11 to #8

  • Thompson Square
    ’s “I Got You” enters the Top 10 moving up 1 to take the #9 slot
  • Rascal Flatts featuring Natasha Bedingfield move up 2 places to enter the Top 10 at #10 
Other chart movers: Kenny Chesney was at 16, up 4, with Reality. Chris Young's You was up 3 to 18, while Martina McBride's I'm Gonna Love You Through It, also was up 3 to 20. Dierks Bentley was at 23, up 3, with Home. Keith Urban was a big mover with You Gonna Fly up 6 to 30.
After Taylor Swift’s success winning Entertainer at the CMA Awards it may see two debuts within the top 15 of the tally, with a shot at a possible top 10 arrival. Her singles "If This Was a Movie" and "Ours" may sell around 150,000 and 130,000, respectively, by week's end on Sunday, Nov. 13, according to industry prognosticators (Source Billboard)


NEW ALBUM RELEASES due to drop
Josh Gracin and Joe Nichols have albums out

SOURCES - BILLBOARD , Sony Press Release 

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