Sugarland Top Kings Of Leon For #1 On Billboard Albums Chart With "The Incredible Machine"
Anthony Jones - AHN Entertainment ReporterLos Angeles, CA, United States (AHN) - Hit country duo Sugarland earn their third #1 album on the Billboard chart this week with the release of “The Incredible Machine.” “The Incredible Machine,” their fourth studio album, sold 203,000 copies in its first week. The duo, made up of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, last hit #1 with their live Wal-Mart exclusive album “Live on the Inside” in 2009 and their previous studio album “Love on the Inside” in 2008.
Sugarland’s tally was enough to beat out the debut from Kings of Leon, who come in at #2 with their latest “Come Around Sundown. Their first album since 2008’s “Only by the Night,” the Kings earn their best sales week and highest chart position with “Come Around Sundown,” which sold 184,000 copies in its first week.
Elton John and Leon Russell earn the next highest debut (there’s seven in the top 10 this week) with their collaboration album, “The Union.” “The Union” earned both John and Russell their highest-charting albums since the 70’s (John with “Blue Moves” in 1976, Russell with “Carney” in 1972). The album debuts at #3, selling 80,000 copies.
Rod Stewart continues to earn top 10 albums with his successful pop standard cover series “The Great American Songbook.” The latest, “Fly Me to the Moon,” comes in at #4 in its first week, moving 79,000 copies. Last week’s #1, Lil Wayne’s “I Am Not a Human Being,” is down to #5 this week, selling 65,000 copies.
The latest soundtrack from the hit show “Glee” comes in at #6. This time, it’s for their tribute to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show. “Glee: The Rocky Horror Glee Show” sells 48,000 copies in its first week, their lowest chart start yet but could climb following Tuesday night’s airing.
Shakira debuts at #7 this week with her latest Spanish-language album, “Sale el Sol.” “Sale el Sol” is her fourth top 10 album, selling 46,000 copies in its first week on the strength of first single “Loca” and its inclusion of worldwide hit “Waka Waka (Time for Africa).” It’s her first album since last year’s “She Wolf.”
Eminem drops down three spots to #8 this week with “Recovery,” selling 43,000 copies. Christian rockers Third Day debut at #9 with “Move,” selling 37,000. Darius Rucker drops down eight spots from #2 last week to #10 with “Charleston, SC 1966,” selling 37,000 copies this week.
Billboard Top 200 Albums Week Ending November 6th, 2010:
1. The Incredible Machine, Sugarland
2. Come Around Sundown, Kings of Leon
3. The Union, Elton John and Leon Russell
4. Fly Me to the Moon, Rod Stewart
5. I Am Not a Human Being, Lil Wayne
6. Glee: The Rocky Horror Glee Show, Glee
7. Sale El Sol, Shakira
8. Recovery, Eminem
9. Move, Third Day
10. Charleston, SC 1966, Darius Rucker
Sugarland and Kings of Leon's sets are two of seven new entries in the top 10 this week. Following them at No. 3 is Elton John and Leon Russell's collaboration album, "The Union" (80,000), and at No. 4, Rod Stewart's "Fly Me To The Moon" (79,000).
For John, it's the legend's highest charting set since 1976's "Blue Moves" peaked at No. 3. John last reached the top 10 with the greatest hits set "Rocket Man: Number Ones" in 2007, when it debuted and peaked at No. 9. And, with "The Union's" 80,000 start, it marks John's best sales week since December 2002, when "Greatest Hits 1970-2002" shifted 108,000 over Christmas week. (Also impressive: "Union" earns him his highest frame for a studio effort since "The Big Picture" bowed with 101,000 at No. 9 in 1997.)
As for Russell, he last went higher with the No. 2 set "Carney" in 1972, which spent four weeks in the runner-up slot. It's his highest charting set.
The Union in at number 3!
The Union in Billboard album chart at number 3
By the Editor/eltonjohn.com
Elton John and Leon Russell must be grinning today as they rehearse for
tomorrow's Electric Proms concert - their album,
The Union has entered the
American Billboard Top 200 album chart at Number 3. Congratulations to Elton,
Leon and everybody involved with this wonderful album, and thanks to you if
bought the album and helped attain this amazing chart position.
Elton trivia fans may be interested to know that his last album to enter the Billboard chart this high was Blue Moves, back in November, 1976!
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