WHAT'S IN STORE: Or, technically, not quite yet in stores.
Still, the launch of the fourth-quarter retail blitz impacts multiple airplay charts, where three notable acts debut with lead singles from forthcoming albums.
Santana enters Adult Contemporary at No. 25 with "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," featuring India.Arie and Yo-Yo Ma. The Beatles cover introduces Santana's "Guitar Heaven: the Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time," due Tuesday (Sept. 21). The set features high-profile guests on all 14 tracks, including Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Rob Thomas, Nas and Joe Cocker. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" marks the first Billboard airplay chart appearance for famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Two spots lower, Michael Buble bows with "Hollywood," which also starts on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 55 and Digital Songs at No. 29 (46,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan). The track ushers in Buble's deluxe "Crazy Love Hollywood Edition," due Oct 25.
Kings of Leon preview their fifth studio set, "Come Around Sundown," due Oct. 19, as "Radioactive" roars onto Alternative Songs at No. 16 and Rock Songs at No. 19. On the latter list, the song arrives with 5.2 million in first-week audience on 75 stations.
All charts will be refreshed tomorrow (Sept. 16) on Billboard.com.
'KIND OF,' OFFICIALLY NO. 1: "Our Kind of Love" lifts 2-1 to become Lady Antebellum's third consecutive No. 1, and fourth career leader, on Country Songs.
With the track following the reigns of title cut "Need You Now" (five weeks) and "American Honey" (two weeks), the trio joins Zac Brown Band as the only groups with at least three toppers from an album since Rascal Flatts pulled three from "Me and My Gang" in 2006-07. Zac Brown Band plated four No. 1s from "The Foundation" between December 2008 and last month: "Chicken Fried," "Toes," "Highway 20 Ride" and "Free." Rascal Flatts achieved the feat with "What Hurts the Most," "My Wish" and "Stand."
Lady Antebellum first visited the Country Songs summit in July 2009 with "I Run to You," from the group's self-titled debut album. Being promoted to adult radio as the follow-up to "Need You Now," the song continues its ascent on Adult Pop Songs (No. 15) and Adult Contemporary (No. 21).
HOT DOGS: Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs score their first No. 1 on the Triple A adult alternative radio airplay chart, as "Beg Steal or Borrow " rises 2-1. Previously billed as a solo act, LaMontagne peaked at No. 5 with each of his three prior chart entries: "Trouble" (2005), "Three More Days" (2006) and "You Are the Best Thing" (2008).
The band debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 three weeks ago with "God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise," tying Lamontagne's 2008 release "Gossip in the Grain" for his highest rank on the chart.
The new set additionally became his first No. 1 on the Folk Albums tally.