Just about 10 months after they earned their last No. 1 album, Jonas Brothers return to the top of the Billboard 200 with "Lines, Vines and Trying Times," the trio's second chart-topper. It follows the No. 1 bow of "A Little Bit Longer" last August . . . Incubus' new greatest-hits set "Monuments and Melodies" arrives at No. 5 while last week's No. 1, the Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D.," slips to No. 2 with 148,000 . . . In Progress Reports we have updates on Elton John's latest radio hit, Franz Ferdinand's and Green Day's top 10 success on the Alternative radio tally and David Guetta/Kelly Rowland's track "When Love Takes Over" crossing over to the Mainstream Top 40 chart.
Jonas Brothers score their second No. 1 album in less than a year as "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with 247,000. The trio's last studio effort, "A Little Bit Longer," bulldozed its way to a No. 1 debut last August, when it started with 525,000 at the height of Jonas mania.
Thus far, the family act has released four studio albums in less than three years. The group's Daylight/Columbia debut, "It's About Time," arrived and peaked at No. 91 on the Aug. 26, 2006, chart. Its self-titled Hollywood Records debut arrived exactly a year later, peaking at No. 5. Then, another year later, on Aug. 30, 2008, "A Little Bit Longer" entered at No. 1. (For good measure, the JoBros also issued the soundtrack to their "3D Concert Experience" film earlier this year.)
Last week's No. 1, the Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D.," moves into the runner-up slot, selling 148,000 (down 51%). Dave Matthews Band's "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King" slides into the No. 3 slot with 88,000 (down 31%) while Eminem's "Relapse" is in fourth place with 72,000 (down 17%).
Incubus' greatest-hits collection "Monuments and Melodies" arrives at No. 5 with 70,000. The Immortal/Epic album was released in its deluxe form first, before the standard version streets July 21. The deluxe edition contains 11 bonus tracks on top of the album's standard 15 songs. The sales of both versions of the album will ultimately be merged together on the charts.
Lady GaGa's "The Fame" holds at No. 6 with 47,000 (up less than 1%) while Chickenfoot's self-titled album falls three slots to No. 7 with 43,000 (down 46%). The "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack slips one rung to No. 8 with 42,000 (down 9%) and Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" also moves down one notch to No. 9 with 40,000 (down 3%). Taylor Swift's "Fearless" returns to the top 10, climbing one position to No. 10, with 38,000 (up 10%).
|The Billboard 200
Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
|*1||New||JONAS BROTHERS Lines, Vines And Trying Times (Hollywood )||11||12||KINGS OF LEON Only By The Night (RCA / RMG)|
|2||1||THE BLACK EYED PEAS The E.N.D. (Interscope / IGA)||*12||16||ZAC BROWN BAND The Foundation (Roar / Big Picture / Home Grown / Atlantic / AG)|
|3||2||DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King (Bama Rags / RCA / RMG)||13||13||KENNY CHESNEY Greatest Hits II (BNA / SMN)|
|4||3||EMINEM Relapse (Web / Shady / Aftermath / Interscope / IGA)||*14||New||MICHAEL BUBLE Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden (143 / Reprise / Warner Bros.)|
|*5||New||INCUBUS Monuments And Melodies (Immortal / Epic / Sony Music)||15||14||RASCAL FLATTS Unstoppable (Lyric Street )|
|6||6||LADY GAGA The Fame (Streamline / KonLive / Cherrytree / Interscope / IGA)||*16||15||NICKELBACK Dark Horse (Roadrunner )|
|7||4||CHICKENFOOT Chickenfoot (Redline )||*17||19||JASON ALDEAN Wide Open (Broken Bow )|
|8||7||SOUNDTRACK Hannah Montana: The Movie (Walt Disney )||18||5||AVENTURA The Last (Premium Latin / Sony Music Latin)|
|9||8||GREEN DAY 21st Century Breakdown (Reprise / Warner Bros.)||*19||New||HANK WILLIAMS JR. 127 Rose Avenue (Curb )|
|*10||11||TAYLOR SWIFT Fearless (Big Machine )||*20||25||DARIUS RUCKER Learn To Live (Capitol Nashville )|
|* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week|
Album units, current chart week: 6.8 million units
UP 6.5% from last week's charts: 6.4 million units
DOWN 18.5% from same week, 2008: 8.3 million units
This week: The top two albums each sell more than 100,000 copies.
This week last year on the Billboard 200: Coldplay bowed atop the list with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" with 721,000. The previous week's topper, Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III," shifted to the No. 2 slot with 309,000. The soundtrack to Disney Channel's "Camp Rock" started at No. 3 with 188,000.
Fresh off Elton John's June 7 Tony Awards-opening performance of "Electricity" from "Billy Elliot," his studio recording of the tune bows on the Adult Contemporary chart at No. 28. John wrote the music for the Broadway tuner, which took home the Tony for best musical. In the musical show, "Electricity" is performed by the title character, but John recorded a studio version of the song a few years ago as a bonus track for the release of the original cast recording album. The latter version has found a new life thanks to the show's Tony triumph and Decca Broadway is promoting it to radio for the first time . . . "Electricity" is John's 68th Adult Contemporary hit, increasing his lead as the artist with the most AC hits. Barbra Streisand is in second place, with 64.
On the Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart, Kelly Rowland bows at No. 39 as the featured vocalist on dance king David Guetta's single "When Love Takes Over." The song—which coincidentally reaches No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart this week—is also spending its fifth consecutive frame atop Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart . . . For Rowland, it's her first Mainstream Top 40 hit since 2006 when she was the guest star on Trina's No. 20 hit "Here We Go." For Guetta, it's his first Mainstream Top 40 hit.
Franz Ferdinand captures a top 10 single on the Alternative radio airplay chart for the first time in three-and-a-half years as "No You Girls" ascends 11-9 in its 16th week on the tally. The quartet last visited the top 10 when "Do You Want To" completed a five-week top 10 run Dec. 3, 2005. Since then, the band notched a No. 39 hit with "The Fallen" in 2006 and a No. 20 hit with "Ulysses" earlier this year. The group has one other top 10 single—its first hit—"Take Me Out" (No. 3 in 2004) . . . Elsewhere on the Alternative chart, Green Day grabs its 19th top 10 as "21 Guns" shoots up 14-7.
A LOOK AHEAD
Among the albums released this week, due on next week's charts: the Mars Volta's "Octahedron," Regina Spektor's "Far," the soundtrack to "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," Dream Theater's "Black Clouds and Silver Linings," Paulina Rubio's "Gran City Pop," John Mellencamp's live set "Life, Death, Live and Freedom" and Michael Johns' "Hold Back My Heart."
Next week's Billboard 200 competes with the same week in 2008 when: Coldplay remained at No. 1 for a second week with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends," shifting 249,000 (down 66%). The highest debut was Motley Crue's "Saints of Los Angeles," opening at No. 4 with 99,000.