Sunday, 11 March 2012

Country Album Billboard Top 200 Chart News March 7, 2012

Country Album Billboard Top 200 Chart News March 7, 2012

Adele's "21" clocks up a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 246,529 copies this week (down 17%). It's the longest-running #1 since Prince & the Revolution's "Purple Rain" soundtrack scored 24 weeks at No. 1 in 1984 and 1985.
Following the death of the Monkees' Davy Jones on Feb. 29, the pop group returns to the Billboard 200 albums chart for the first time since 2003. The group's albums sold a combined 29K with "The Best of the Monkees" re-entering the album chart at No. 20. 

Three Whitney Houston albums are in the Top 10 of  The Billboard Top 200. Houston is one of just six artists to have three or more of the 10 best-selling albums in the U.S. since August 1963, when Billboard merged separate mono and stereo charts into one comprehensive listing. (Coincidentally, that was also the month that Houston was born.) The five other artists to achieve this feat are Peter, Paul & Mary, The Beatles, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Simon & Garfunkel and Michael Jackson.

With a sales increase of 11% Lady Antebellum with sales of 20,136 copies of OWN THE NIGHT once again head off the opposition to stay top of the Billboard Country album Chart. Their single “Dancin’ Away With My Heart” also enters the Top 10 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart.

Luke Bryan’s TAILGATES & TANLINES stay at #2 selling 18,750 copies (5% sales gain) and in so doing breaks the 800K mark.
Jason Aldean remains at #3 with MY KINDA PARTY shifting another 16,153 albums.

The popularity of The Band Perry continues with a 22% weekly increase moving up 11 places on the Top 200 to go 4th on the Country chart.
After a busy week that took country music entertainer and award-winning TV host Craig Morgan across five states over six days, the singer’s latest studio record, THIS OLE BOY, sold 12,131 in its debut week to land at #5. This represents Morgan’s highest chart debut in his career and best opening week numbers since 2006’s LITTLE BIT OF LIFE.

Miranda Lambert had a good sales week ( 33% increase) to move up to #6.
Lyle Lovett also debuted at #9 with his new album RELEASE ME with first week sales of 10,244.

Elsewhere on the Top 200 The Carolina Chocolate Drops  the old-time string band from Durham, North Carolina sold 4,581 copies of their new album LEAVING EDEN and are #6 on the Billboard Folk Album chart.


LW
TW
Artist
Album
TW
Sales
%
CHG
LW
Sales
Country
Pos
19
16
Lady Antebellum
Own The Night
20,136
11
18,183
#1
21
18
Luke Bryan
Tailgates & Tanlines
18,750
5
17,800
#2
23
25
Jason Aldean
My Kinda Party
16,153
-7
17,454
#3
41
30
The Band Perry
Band Perry
14,928
22
12,261
#4
1
41
Craig Morgan
This Ole Boy
12,131
999
25
#5
56
43
Miranda Lambert
Four The Record
12,083
33
9,078
#6
49
44
Taylor Swift
Speak Now
12,017
21
9,933
#7
46
49
Eric Church
Chief
11,257
5
10,717
#8
-
60
Lyle Lovett
Release Me
10,244
999
113
#9
53
63
Blake Shelton
Red River Blue
9,677
3
9388
#10







#11
52
64
Scotty McCreery
CLEAR AS DAY
9,651
2
9,469
#12
43
65
Tim McGraw
Emotional Traffic
9,525
-19
11,690
#13
57
70
Brantley Gilbert
Halfway To Heaven
8,874
-2
9,062
#14
36
71
Dierks Bentley
Home
8,803
-34
13,420
#15
58
73
Toby Keith
Clancy's Tavern
8,303
-8
8,992
#16







#17
47
84
Various
Act Of Valor Soundtrack
7,292
-29
10,343
#18
83
100
Zac Band Brown
You Get What You Give
5,957
-2
6,103
#19
121
131
Pistol Annies
Hell On Heels
4,528
2
4,424
#20
117
134
Jake Owen
Barefoot Blue Jean Night
4,486
-5
4,702
#21
95
144
Various
Now Country Ballads
4,236
-19
5,202
#22
134
154
George Strait
Icon
3,921
-5
4,119
#23
161
155
Blake Shelton
Loaded: The Best Of
3,920
10
3,560
#24
141
167
Josh Turner
Icon
3,683
-7
3,949
#25
152
178
Tim Mcgraw
Number One Hits
3,446
-8
3,747
#26
159
196
Justin Moore
Outlaws Like Me
3,202
-11
3,603
#27

Albums Due To Drop

March 13
Logan Mize/Nobody In Nashville/Big Yellow Dog
Doug Briney/It’s All Country/DB Songs

March 20
Casey James/Casey James/19/BNA

March 27
Justin Townes Earle/Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now/Bloodshot Records
Lionel Richie/Tuskegee/Mercury Nashville
Hank Williams Jr./Best of Hank Williams, Jr.: All My Rowdy Friends/Curb
Ray Wylie Hubbard/The Grifter’s Hymnal/Bordello Records/Thirty Tigers
Amy Dalley/Coming Out of the Pain/Rock Ridge Music
Joan Osborne/Bring It On /Home/Saguaro Road

COUNTRY SINGLES NEWS
Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kenny Chesney
Single Artwork
Kenny Chesney scores his 23rd # 1 single this week with “Reality,” which he co-wrote with longtime writing partner and friend Brett James. Their previous collaborations include the chart-topping “Out Last Night,” the Top 10 “Keg In The Closet,” and “Spirit of A Storm," from Chesney’s introspective ‘Lucky Old Sun’ album. “Reality” was released in October 2011 as the fifth single from the album HEMINGWAY'S WHISKEY and Kenny co-produced it with Buddy Cannon.
The idea for “Reality” was born in a dentist’s chair. Chesney says, “I was lying in the chair, I had the mask on, you know, where they give you that funny gas, so they can work on your mouth without you feeling it, and I remember thinking, ‘Wow, I haven’t been this relaxed in a long time.’ That was my escape from reality and that’s what the song is about  (BNA Press Release) Chesney is set to release his new album (as yet untitled)  on BNA Records on June 19.


Kenny Chesney “ Reality”  -  [Listen] 
The track is available on Amazon.uk  and Amazon.com

Kenny Chesney’s “Reality” moves up one place  from #2 to Top The Chart
Dierks Bentley  with “Home” moves up 1 place from #3 - #2
Jake Owen and “Alone With You” moves up 2 places #5 - #3
Keith Urban with “You Gonna Fly” last weeks #1 drops down to #4
Taylor Swift with “Ours” moves up 2 places #6 - #5
George Strait with “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright” moves up 3 places, #9 - #6
Blake Shelton with “Drink On It” enters the Top 10 moving up from #11 -#7
Martina McBride with “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” drops 4 places #4 - #8
Chris Young with former #1 “You” drops 2 places #7 - #9
Lady Antebellum with “Dancin’ Away With My Heart” enters the Top 10 at #10

The Top Country Digital Singles of the Week

Carrie Underwood’s hot new co-penned single “Good Girl” will debut its video with an exclusive broadcast and online World Premiere on Monday, March 12 on Entertainment Tonight. On Tuesday, March 13, Carrie’s “Good Girl” video will be available for purchase on US iTunes. The video was filmed in Los Angeles by director Theresa Wingert.

Carrie’s  “Good Girl” drew a 11% sales increase and under two weeks it has reaching 227,000 units and remains at #1 for the second consecutive week on the Billboard Digital Country Songs Chart  The song, co-written by Underwood, is resonating high with fans and critics alike, receiving an A- rating in Entertainment Weekly this week.

Miranda Lambert received a weekly 29% sales increase for “Over You” and stands at #2
Further down the chart see’s fans of Eric Church are picking up on his single “Springsteen” with a 48% sales increase (24,326 units) and sweeps past the 100K mark.

Hot Digital Tracks
Top 200 Billboard Chart positions
LW
TW
Artist
Track
TW Sales
%
 Chg
LW Sales
Total
Sales
11
9
Carrie Underwood
Good Girl
119,421
11
107,642
227K
54
35
Miranda Lambert
Over You
51,027
29
39,627
280K
43
39
Lee Brice
A Woman Like You
44,704
-8
48,541
487K
45
41
Taylor Swift
Feat, The Civil W
Safe & Sound
42,015
-12
47,704
655K
40
42
Toby Keith
Red Solo Cup
41,371
-18
50,442
1,536,000
67
43
Kip Moore
Somethin' 'Bout A Truck
38,933
22
31,850
257K
51
47
Luke Bryan
I Don't Want This Night To End
38,040
-10
42,448
1,335,000
68
53
Blake Shelton
Drink On It
35060
10
31,842
183K
56
56
Taylor Swift
Ours
34,173
-9
37,521
887K
61
57
Jake Owen
Alone With You
33,990
-1
34,161
483K
80
62
Lady Antebellum
Dancin' Away With My Heart
30,950
15
26,848
261K
106
69
Jason Aldean
Fly Over States
26,080
35
19,337
111K
119
73
Eric Church
Springsteen
24,326
48
16,455
103K
92
77
Brantley Gilbert
You Don't Know Her Like I Do
23,600
7
21,987
253K
89
78
Tim Mcgraw
Better Than I Used To Be
23,517
5
22,504
239K
81
86
The Band Perry
If I Die Young
21,377
-19
26,533
3,972,000
-
95
Luke Bryan
Drunk On You
19,216
101
9580
168K


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