CARRIE HER TO #1
Underwood’s Chart-Topping Debut Leads Six Debuts in Top 10; Norah Jones #2
May 8, 2012
This is one American Idol winner who has lived up to the hype.
19/Arista Nashville country queen Carrie Underwood’s fourth album, Blown Away, did just that to the competition, debuting at #1 with a whopping 273k in sales.
The Underwood album was just one of six newcomers to the Top 10, topping Blue Note/EMI Grammy winner Norah Jones’ Danger Mouse-produced departure, Little Broken Hearts, which enters at #2 with 106k.
The latest installment of Capitol/EMI’s Now series, 42 if you’re counting, bows at #3, giving the soon-to-be-part-of-UMG company two of the top three.
XL/Columbia U.K. chanteuse Adele’s long-running 21 continues its reign, the lone Top 5 holdover at #4, adding another 77k to a total which will go over 9 million next week.
Grand Hustle/Atlantic hip-hop star B.o.B’s Strange Clouds debuts at #5, with a robust 74k in sales, while Mercury Nashville’s Lionel Richie surprise smash, Tuskegee, moves #3-6.
Last week’s chart-topper, Third Man/Columbia’s Jack White (#7), former #1 album Syco/Columbia’s One Direction (#8) and Columbia’s debuting The Music of Smash album (#9) give the label’s team of Stringer/Barnett four of the top nine.
Downtown’s Marilyn Manson album, Born Villain, his indie bow, rounds out the Top 10.
Other Top 50 new entries include Hollywood’s Avengers Assemble soundtrack (#13), Atlantic’s Santigold (#19), UMe’s George Harrison Early Takes Vol. 1 (#25), Decca’s Rufus Wainwright (#41) and Machete Music’s Don Omar (#44).
The Beastie Boys’ classic Def Jam/IDJ album, Licensed to Ill, returns to the chart at #18 in the wake of founding member Adam Yauch’s passing last week, while Capitol/EMI’s Coldplay also returns at #48 after an American Idol performance, three sold-out Hollywood Bowl shows and an appearance at KROQ’s Weenie Roast Y Fiesta in Irvine, CA.
Universal Republic’s Florence + the Machine album Ceremonials is the week’s biggest double-digit gainer (#49-45, +23%), followed by Capitol Nashville/EMI’s Lady Antebellum (#42-37, +17%), Broken Bow’s Jason Aldean (#27-23, +15%) and Universal Republic’s Of Monsters and Men (#40-32, +11%).
Hitting stores this week are Epic’s Karmin, Columbia’s Sade live, Dangerbird’s Silversun Pickups, Columbia’s Mary Mary, Atlantic’s Tank and Interscope’s Keane.
Link: HITS Daily Double: News
Thanks for the great news. To me it looks like Carrie is a lock for next week also.
Fanstastic. Love love love the psoitive energy.
this is one American Idol who lives up to the hype!!
did carrie get the worldwide number one too???
^^^^not known yet Tee.
Love this19/Arista Nashville country queen Carrie Underwood’s fourth album, Blown Away, did just that to the competition, debuting at #1 with a whopping 273k in sales.