Friday, 9 December 2011

Country Album Billboard Top 200 Chart News December 7, 2011

Country Album Billboard Top 200 Chart News December  7, 2011

Lady Antebellum
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After the Black Friday Thanksgiving week boost for several artists with discounted albums it was interesting to see how this weeks chart settled down. With steady sales of  Own The Night Lady Antebellum 47,596 copies sold) leapt past Scotty McCreery's CLEAR AS DAY to return to #1 on the SoundScan Current Country albums chart and #10 on Top 200 Billboard Album Chart. One place behind them is Scotty with a 42,472 sales haul took a 52% loss from the previous week. 

In her 2nd week on the chart Taylor Swift sold 34,594 taking it to a total haul of 111,761 of Speak Now: World Tour Live in two weeks while My Kinda Party from Jason Aldean returns to the Top 5 with another 25,346 copies and 8% sales drop this past week. After being a big time multiple winner at the American Country Music Awards this week he could well feel the benefit with a sales bump next week.  The Band Perry round out the Top 5 Country Billboard albums with a 58% sales dip this week with fans takjng home 22, 122 copies of their successful self titled album.


Luke Bryan’s  “Tailgates and Tanlines” with 516,081 sales total he hs now officially scanned past the gold mark and now is marching its way to Platinum. 

Miranda Lambert’s "Four The Record" has now shipped a quarter of a million copies. 

After 8 weeks on the chart finally after selling a further 5,523 copies of  "Eleven"Martina McBride has now hit 103,547 copies sold. Whist her Christmas album WHITE CHRISTMAS with a 38% sales gain and 13,996 people taking home her seasonal treat picked up further speed The various artist Now Country IV rounds out the rundown this week with over 210,000 copies sold of the compilation.


LW   TW   Artist                     Album                          
22    10    Lady Antebellum    Own The Night - #10 Billboard & #1 Country, 47,596 sold (3% gain)
9     11    Scotty McCreery     Clear As Day -- #11 Billboard & #2 Country, 42,472  (52% loss)
11    17    Taylor Swift           Speak Now: World Tour - #3 Country, sold 34,594 (111,761),55% loss
37    26    Jason Aldean          My Kinda Party -- #4 Country , sold 25,346  (8% loss)
17    30    The Band Perry      The Band Perry -- #5 Country, selling 22,122  (58% loss)

39    31    Taylor Swift           Speak Now -- #6 Country,selling 21,680 (19% loss)
42    32    Luke Bryan            Tailgates & Tanlines - #7 Country, sold 21,424 (516,081)   
33    35    Toby Keith             Clancy's Tavern -- #8 Country selling 20,554  (37% loss)
45    39    Miranda Lambert    Four The Record  -- #9 Country, selling 18,738  (257,710 total)
78    62    Eric  Church           Chief  -- #10 Country, selling 11,645

46    63    Blake Shelton         Red River Blue  -- #11 Country, selling 11,292
126  91      BROWN*ZAC       You Get What You Give  -- #12 Country, selling 10,223
65    71    Lauren Alaina         Wildflower  -- #13 Countr, selling 10,075
145 108     Lady Antebellum    NEED YOU NOW -- #14 Country,  selling 8,708 (3,732,678)
143  116  Brad Paisley           This Is Country Music -- #15 Country,           selling 8,103     

142  121    Taylor Swift            FEARLESS -- #16 Country,  selling 7,757 (6,419,141)
156 125      Pistol Annies          HELL ON HEELS   -- #17 Country, selling 7,499  (175,287 total)
175 160      Civil Wars              BARTON HOLLOW -- #18 Country, 221,690 total (41% gain )
132  113  Martina McBride      Eleven  -- #19 Country,sold 5,523, total 103,547 (21% loss)
153       121       Various Now Country IV-- #20 Country, 5,351      sold, (210,112)


Country related artists HOLIDAY ALBUMS on the Billboard Top 200 
WKS Label 2W LW TW  Artist  Album  This Weeks Sales    Total Sales

4 CAPN 99 77 46 LADY ANTEBELLUM MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS 18,275 sold (331,943)  
4 BGMA 85 64 49 SWIFT*TAYLOR THE HOLIDAY COLLECTION 17,612 sold (835,180)
4 RLSG 94 130 64 MCBRIDE*MARTINA WHITE CHRISTMAS  13,996  sold (569,159)  38% increase
3 HEIN 59 111 79 PINK MARTINI JOY TO THE WORLD 11,675 sold (176,795)
3 AGGS 144 127 GRANT*AMY CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS 7,284 sold (230,533)
1 WAR 138 HILL*FAITH JOY TO THE WORLD 6,616 sold (684,136)
2 SMCM 189 149 ROGERS/PARTON ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS 6,244 sold (755,197)
2 MERN 200 186 SUGARLAND GOLD AND GREEN 5,131  sold (324,350)
1 RLSG 197 JACKSON*ALAN HONKY TONK CHRISTMAS 4,826 sold (1,143,394 sold)

Holiday Digital Songs

11 12 24 Where Are You Christmas?, Faith Hill
15 NEW 1 Tracks In The Snow, The Civil Wars
17 22 17 Baby, It's Cold Outside, Lady Antebellum
23 28 15 Last Christmas, Taylor Swift
25 30 6 White Christmas, Michael Buble Duet With Shania Twain
37 NEW 1 Please Come Home For Christmas, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
43 RE-ENTRY 12 Mary, Did You Know, Kenny Rogers With Wynonna
48 45 10 Please Come Home For Christmas, Eagles

COUNTRY SINGLES NEWS

Monday, December 5, 2011

Reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum stay  #1 with “We Owned the Night”  on the Billboard Country Singles chart this week.

Lady Antebellum remain the #1 spot with “We Owned The Night”
Jason Aldean with  "Tattoos On This Town" stays at #2
Zac Brown Band with “Keep Me In Mind”  moves up one place #4 - #3
Miranda Lamberts “Baggage Claim” drops  #3 - #4
Brantley Gilberts with  “ Country Must Be Country Wide” , stays at #5
 Blake Shelton’s  “God Gave Me You” stays put at #6
David Nail with “Let It Rain” moves up from #9 - #7
Rascal Flatts “Easy” featuring Natasha Bedingfield moves up  #7 - #8

Thompson Square
with “I Got You” moves up one place from #8 - #9
Eric Church with ‘Drink In My Hand’ moves up one to enter the top 10

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