Saturday, 23 June 2012

Country Album Billboard Top 200 Chart News June 21, 2012

Country Album Billboard Top 200 Chart News June 21, 2012

Pop/R&B star Usher has this weeks No. 1 Album on Billboard Top 200 as LOOKING 4 MYSELF debuts atop the list with 128,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. His last full-length studio album, 2010's "Raymond v Raymond," also launched at No. 1, but with bigger sales. It started with 329,000. "Looking" also registers Usher's smallest first-week sales for a regular studio album since 1997's "My Way" bowed with 67,000.

Also of not British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran takes a bow at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 with his first full-length album, "+." The set starts with 42,000 and also debuts at No. 1 on the Folk Albums chart. Seventy-nine percent of its first-week sales were digital downloads.

Josh Turner
Punching Bag artwork (Amazon)
Josh Turner debuts at No. 4 on the Top 200 with PUNCHING BAG, selling 44,907 copies in its first week. It's his fourth top 10 set on the Billboard 200 and the 11th country album to bow in the top 10 this year. A year ago at this point, only six country sets had started in the top 10. Over on the Top Country Albums chart, PUNCHING BAG is his second No. 1.
His first came with 2006's "Your Man." Turner's last studio album, 2010's HAYWIRE, bowed at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on Country Albums with 85,000. 
The first single from the new album, "Time Is Love," is the fastest moving single of Josh's career. Josh co-wrote eight of the 11 tracks on the album, many penned within the four walls of his newly built cabin located on his property behind his home to serve as a 'songwriter's den' and personal getaway.

Turner steps into his own as a songwriter with eight finely-crafted contributions far from being a punching bag, this album contains enough musical muscle to throw a few punches of its own, wrote Country Weekly.

Dallas Morning News added, That deep, soulful, traditional country voice could transform even the most calculated radio ditties into resonating songs to live by."
Additionally, CBS said, The album is an overall fantastic exposition of Joshs talent and ability to excel in a variety of styles
The UK's MAVERICK magazine says, "It's always tough to bring something new to a musical genre, but Josh Turner has achieved that near-impossible task again and again, yet has never overlooked just where country music has come from. It's [his] skill at taking stock of everyday situations...some of them quite mundane... and turning them into musical classics that makes him possibly the most important artist to have emerged in country music for years and years."  (Full details on EB Media)

*  Find Josh’s album on Amazon.uk CD FormatAmazon.uk MP3 Deluxe AlbumAmazon.com

Also to note on the Top 200 is  “You And Tequila” Grace Potter, front woman of the Vermont-born Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, is the favorite cousin of the country world. Their album THE LION THE BEAST THE BEAT, has made its debut at number 17 .  With his longtime co-producer Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney produced “Stars” and “Ragged Company” on the deluxe version. Chesney first heard “Stars” in February. “We were hanging out in her kitchen and she grabbed her guitar and played me a verse and chorus of the song which she was still writing,” recalls Chesney. “I love the creative process. I was there when the song was born and we nurtured it through the studio and onto the record. That’s pretty cool.” Chesney and Alison Krauss also provide background vocals on this superb song

Alan Jackson drops 6 places on the Top 200 with last week’s #1 Country album THIRTY MILES WEST, his debut for his label ACR/EMI Nashville. In its second week with sales of 36,739 (weekly sales loss of 50%) it was reached 110K copes sold.

The latest edition of the Now That's What I Call Country Music series (Volume 5) made a debut at #4 this week (25,000 copies sold)
Carrie Underwood over in London this week saw her album BLOWN AWAY make a weekly sales loss of 13% (24K sold) and she rounds out the top five country albums.

Edens Edge debuts at #49 on Top 200 (#9 Country Chart) with their self-titled debut album having sold 9,000 copies. The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® have released a Deluxe Edition CD. The release includes three additional exclusive tracks and coincides with the hot newcomers’ self-titled, standard edition on Big Machine Records. The talented, Arkansas-bred trio includes lead vocalist Hannah Blaylock; harmony vocals, guitar and dobro player Dean Berner; and harmony singer, mandolin, banjo and guitar player Cherrill Green.

Mary Chapin Carpenter also debuted at number 68 on the Top 200 (#15 Country) with her latest Zoe/Rounder album, titled  ASHES AND ROSES. Her much anticipated 12th studio album will be available in Canada on June 19 and the UK on July 2.
Recorded in Nashville, the new 13-track album was produced by Carpenter and long-time collaborator Matt Rollings (Lyle Lovett, Keith Urban) and recorded and mixed by Chuck Ainlay (Mark Knopfler, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson). Carpenter was backed by a band that included Rollings (piano, B-3 organ), Russ Kunkel (drums), Duke Levine (electric and acoustic guitar) and Glenn Worf (bass). Of making the record, Carpenter notes, “I was so fortunate to work again with these seminal musicians. Our history of making records together serves us in the most wonderful ways. Getting back into the studio this time felt as exciting as the very first opportunity we had to gather together.”  More album info
More album information including a track listing, credits, lyrics and track-by-track info are available here

Next week we’ll see the debut of WELCOME TO THE FISHBOWL the new release from Kenny Chesney (which will challenge Justin Bieber for #1 overall) and Don Williams with his first album in 8 years. Kenny Chesney is on track for a big debut with his new album, Welcome to the Fishbowl. Billboard projects the new set will sell around 200,000 copies and debut just behind Justin Bieber's new release BELIEVE album.

Billboard Top 200


LW
TW
Artist
Album
TW
Sales
LW
Sales
Total
Sales
Country
NEW
4
Josh Turner
Punching Bag
44,907
-
45K
#1
2
8
Alan Jackson
Thirty Miles West
36,739
72,848
110K
#2
11
13
Luke Bryan
Tailgates & Tanlines
27K
25,364
1,176,000
#3
NEW
15
Various Artists
Now Country 5
25K
-
25K
#4
9
16
Carrie Underwood
Blown Away
24K
27,422
545K
#5
16
18
Lionel Richie
Tuskegee
18K
17,738
862K
#6
20
21
Eric Church
Chief
16K
16,216
856K
#7
23
26
Jason Aldean
My Kinda Party
14K
12,536
2,628,000
#8
NEW
49
Edens Edge
Edens Edge
9K
-
9K
#9
48
50
Rascal Flatts
Changed
9K
8,155
290K
#10
37
52
Kip Moore
Up All Night
9K
9,043
114K
#11
40
60
Lee Brice
Hard 2 Love
9K
8,507
126K
#12
38
61
Lady Antebellum
Own The Night

8,771
126K
#13
19
67
Jana Kramer
Jana Kramer

16,295

#14
NEW
68
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Ashes And Roses
7K
-
7K
#15
65
71
Brantley Gilbert
Halfway To Heaven

6,309

#16
73
76
Willie Nelson
Heroes

5,679

#17
49
77
Johnny Cash
Opus Collection:
The 80th Anniversary

8,121

#18
68
84
The Band Perry
The Band Perry

6,216

#19
77
85
Blake Shelton
Red River Blue
6K
5,438
716K
#20


Albums Due To Drop 
June 19
Kenny Chesney/Welcome to the Fishbowl/BNA
Marlee Scott/Beautiful Maybe/Big Ride Entertainment

June 26
Mindy Smith/Mindy Smith/Giant Leap/TVX Records
Aaron Lewis/The Road/R&J Records
Little Feat/Rooster Rag/Rounder


BILLBOARD HOT COUNTRY SINGLES NEWS

Eric Church is the boss of Country Songs for a second successive week , with his third single, “Springsteen,” from critically-acclaimed record, CHIEF ".

> >  [LISTEN] to Eric Church  "Springsteen".  The track is available on Amazon.uk &  Amazon.com

June 19, 2012 – Country music trio Gloriana celebrates another career milestone as their latest single “(Kissed You) Good Night” grabs the #9 spot on the Billboard Country Singles Chart, making it their first single to land in the Top 10 and the fastest rising single of their career. The single is from the band’s much-anticipated second studio album A THOUSAND MILES LEFT BEHIND on Emblem Music Group/Warner Bros. Records, which is set for release July 31st. Gloriana is currently out on the road performing headlining dates across the country as well as a few select dates opening for Alan Jackson.

Between finishing up the new album, performing across the country, and now seeing how much this single has really connected with country music fans, we have really had an amazing year so far,” said band member Tom Gossin. “We are extremely grateful for all of the support and can’t wait for our album release

Eric Church with “Springsteen” stays at #1 for a second week!
Luke Bryan with ‘Drunk On You’ stays at  #2
Brantley Gilbert with “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” stays at #3
Eli Young Band with “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” is up one notch, #5 - #4
Tim McGraw with “Better Than I Used To Be” moves up on place to #5
Dierks Bentley with ‘5-1-5-0’ is the greatest gainer moving #10 -#6
Carrie Underwood with former #1  “Good Girl” falls #4 - #7
Toby Keith with ‘Beers Ago’ moves up one place, #9 -#8
Glorianna and “(Kissed You) Good Night” is up two, # 11 - #9
Kenny Chesney with “Come Over” enters the Top 10, #12 -#10
The Band Perry with “Postcard From Paris” is up two, # 13 -#11
Josh Turner with ‘Time Is Love” is up 2 places #14 - #12
Love And Theft with “Angel Eyes” is up 2 places, #15 - #13
Keith Urban with “For You” moves up #16 - #14
Jana Kramer with “Why Ya Wanna” is up 2, #17 - #15
Blake Shelton with “Over” jumps up 3 spots #19 - #16
Dustin Lynch with Cowboys And Angels is up #18 - #17
Thompson Square with “Glass” move up 2 places #20 - #18
Thomas Rhett’s  “Something To Do With My Hands” is up #21 - #19
THE FARM with “Home Sweet Home” make the Top 20, #22 - #20

Singles due to drop
June 25
Trace Adkins/Them Lips (On Mine)/Show Dog-Universal
Miranda Lambert/Fastest Girl In Town/RCA
Maggie Rose/I Ain’t Your Mama/RPM
Stephanie Grace/Hey There



Top 30 Digital Singles In Country Music (21st June 2012)

Luke Bryan with “Drunk On You” racked up another 100,000 copies this week and has now sold 1.325 million singles.
Eric Church’sSpringsteen” at #2 has now sold 1.2 million singles maintaining his weekly sales.
Little Big Town’s  Pontoon” drops one place to number 3 as their summer song passes the 200K mark (211K sales)  in three weeks on the digital chart. 
Kenny Chesney with his latest hit and album lead-off track “Come Over” stays at #4.
Hunter Hayes is heading for a Gold single with “Wanted” having reached 468,000 sales and has the #5 position.

Kip Moore has a Platinum single firmly in his sights with sales of 986,000 singles amassed for “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” .
Dierks Bentley’s fast rising Top 10 radio hit “5-1-5-0” sits at #8. He has now sold 250,000 singles.
Jana Kramer has slipped 6 places down the chart but has passed the 300,000 sales mark with her breakthrough single “Why Ya Wanna.”

Keith Urban’s single “For You” from the Act of Valor soundtrack is making a move up the airplay charts and jumps from #27 to #22 on the Digital charts.
Blake Shelton’s fourth single from RED RIVER BLUE, “Over” leaps 15 slots on the chart this week to #24 overall and with sales this week of 20K now has a tally of 100,000 sold.

Top 30 Digital Singles In Country Music (6/22/12)

LW
TW
Artist
Song Title
TW
Sales
LW
Sales
Total
Sales
1
1
Luke Bryan
Drunk On You
100K
109K
1.325.000
3
2
Eric Church
Springsteen
77K
78K
1.207.000
2
3
Little Big Town
Pontoon
70K
81K
211K
4
4
Kenny Chesney
Come Over
69K
74K
285K
7
5
Hunter Hayes
Wanted
52K
50K
468K
5
6
Kip Moore
Somethin' Bout A Truck
49K
56K
986K
6
7
Carrie Underwood
Good Girl
46K
54K
1.082.000
8
8
Dierks Bentley
5-1-5-0
45K
44K
250K
9
9
Eli Young Band
Even If It Breaks Your Heart
43K
43K
571K
10
10
Gloriana
(Kissed You) Good Night
37K
38K
446K
13
11
Love and Theft
Angel Eyes
33K
32K
254K
22
12
Josh Turner
Time Is Love
31K
23K
304K
14
13
Toby Keith
Beers Ago
29K
31K
231K
12
14
Jason Aldean
Fly Over States
27K
34K
730K
19
15
Dustin Lynch
Cowboys & Angels
27K
25K
233K
20
16
Lee Brice
Hard To Love
26K
25K
190K
11
17
Jana Kramer
Why Ya Wanna
26K
38K
305K
15
18
The Band Perry
Postcards From Paris
25K
28K
191K
17
19
Luke Bryan
I Don't Want This Night To End
25K
27K
1.738.000
21
20
Tim McGraw
Better Than I Used To Be
23K
23K
576K
26
21
Brantley Gilbert
You Don't Know Her Like I Do
23K
21K
587K
27
22
Keith Urban
For You
23K
21K
163K
16
23
Taylor Swift
Eyes Open
23K
27K
950K
39
24
Blake Shelton
Over
20K
14K
100K
24
25
Toby Keith
Red Solo Cup
20K
22K
1.920.000
25
26
Kenny Chesney/
Tim McGraw
Feel Like A Rock Star
19K
22K
385K
28
27
Luke Bryan
Country Girl (Shake It For Me)
19K
19K
1.958.000
30
28
Easton Corbin
Lovin' You Is Fun
17K
18K
128K
23
29
Miranda Lambert
Over You
17K
23K
851K
29
30
Jason Aldean
Dirt Road Anthem
17K
18K
3.109.000

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