Sugarland may have had to wait a little bit, but that doesn't make its No. 1 achievement any less sweet. The band's "Love on the Inside" rises from No. 2 to No. 1 in its second week on the Billboard 200, giving the duo its first chart-topper . . . Last week's No. 1, Miley Cyrus' "Breakout," slips to the runner-up slot . . . Third Day grabs its best sales week and highest-charting album on the Billboard 200 with the No. 6 arrival of "Revelation," and the latest Kidz Bop album starts in the top 10 . . . In other news, we've got tidbits on Scars on Broadway, Rick Springfield, Alice Cooper and more.
Country icon George Strait claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and whopping 22nd chart-topper on Top Country Albums as "Troubadour" bows in the penthouse on both lists ... R.E.M. earns its best debut -- and highest charting album -- since 1996 as "Accelerate" starts at No. 2 ... Rapper Trina finally secures her first top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart as does legendary singer Van Morrison ... In Progress Reports, Puddle of Mudd celebrates a No. 1 single on the Modern Rock chart while developing acts Flobots and Metro Station make waves.