Jonas Brothers' "A Little Bit Longer" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while Kid Rock's "Rock N Roll Jesus" scoots into second place behind the sibling trio ... Staind's sixth studio album, "The Illusion of Progress," bows at No. 3 while the top 10 also greets debuts from Ice Cube and Shwayze . . . The third installment of the "Cheetah Girls" TV movie franchise starts in the top 15 while the Academy Is . . . and Black Stone Cherry also see high debuts . . . We also have news on Keith Urban, Toby Keith and Daughtry.
Jonas Brothers' "A Little Bit Longer" spends, well, a little bit longer at No. 1 as the set hangs out for a second week in the top slot on the Billboard 200 (147,000, down 72%). The album has zipped through 672,000 in its first two weeks of release.
While Kid Rock's "Rock N Roll Jesus" continues its "All Summer Long"-fueled party at No. 2 (101,000, down a scant 1%), Staind arrives at No. 3 with its sixth studio set, "The Illusion of Progress" (92,000). The band's last three studio efforts all bowed at No. 1. 2005's "Chapter V" entered with 185,000, 2003's "14 Shades of Grey" started with 221,000, and 2001's "Break the Cycle" opened with 716,000. The band's current single, "Believe," holds at No. 3 for a second week on the Modern Rock chart. It's the act's eighth top 10 hit, stretching back to 2001's "It's Been Awhile."
Ice Cube drops in at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 with "Raw Footage," starting with 70,000. It's the rapper/actor's seventh solo top 10 album and follows his last studio set, 2006's "Laugh Now, Cry Later," which bowed at No. 4 with 144,000 . . . MTV reality show stars Shwayze (Aaron "Shwayze" Smith and Cisco Adler) dart in at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 with their self-titled debut (47,000) . . . The Cheetah Girls return for a third TV movie soundtrack as "One World" starts at No. 13 with 34,000. The "Cheetah Girls 2" album debuted at No. 5 last year with 87,000 ... At No. 17, the third studio set from rock band the Academy Is . . . enters with 23,000. The act's last release, 2007's "Santi," started at No. 32 with 33,000.
Other high debuts on the Billboard 200 this week come from Black Stone Cherry's "Folklore and Superstition" (No. 28 with 14,000), Family Force Five's "Dance or Die" (No. 30 with 13,000), GZA/Genius' "Pro Tools" (No. 52 with 9,000), Karina's "First Love" (No. 57 with 9,000) and Toadies' "No Deliverance" (No. 59 with 9,000).
|The Billboard 200
Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
|1||1||JONAS BROTHERS A Little Bit Longer (Hollywood )||11||7||COLDPLAY Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends (Capitol )|
|2||3||KID ROCK Rock N Roll Jesus (Top Dog / Atlantic / AG)||12||9||RIHANNA Good Girl Gone Bad (SRP / Def Jam / IDJMG)|
|*3||New||STAIND The Illusion Of Progress (Flip / Atlantic / AG)||*13||New||THE CHEETAH GIRLS One World (SoundTrack) (Walt Disney )|
|4||2||SOUNDTRACK Mamma Mia! (Decca )||14||14||KATY PERRY One Of The Boys (Capitol )|
|*5||New||ICE CUBE Raw Footage (Lench Mob )||15||11||TAYLOR SWIFT Taylor Swift (Big Machine )|
|6||4||MILEY CYRUS Breakout (Hollywood )||16||12||VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW 28 (EMI / Sony BMG / Universal / Zomba / Capitol)|
|7||6||LIL WAYNE Tha Carter III (Cash Money / Universal Motown / UMRG)||*17||New||THE ACADEMY IS... (Fast Times At Barrington High) (Decaydance / Fueled By Ramen / Atlantic / AG)|
|8||5||SUGARLAND Love On The Inside (Mercury Nashville / UMGN)||18||15||LEONA LEWIS Spirit (SYCO / J / RMG)|
|9||8||SOUNDTRACK Camp Rock (Walt Disney )||19||18||DISTURBED Indestructible (Reprise / Warner Bros.)|
|*10||New||SHWAYZE Shwayze (Suretone / Geffen / IGA)||20||10||JONAS BROTHERS Jonas Brothers (Hollywood )|
|* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week|
Album units, current chart week: 7 million units
DOWN 4.7% from last issue's charts: 7.34 million units
DOWN 13% from same week, 2007: 8.05 million units
This week: The top two albums each sell more than 100,000 copies.
This week last year on the Billboard 200: The "High School Musical 2" soundtrack stayed put at No. 1 with 367,000. Talib Kweli's "Eardrum" arrived at No. 2 with 60,000. Only the No. 1 album sold more than 100,000.
The No. 50 album this week, Colbie Caillat's "Coco" (Universal Republic/UMRG), sold 9,000.
The No. 50 album for the same week of 2007, Pink's "I'm Not Dead" (LaFace/Zomba), sold 13,000.
Average total of the No. 50 album for the same week of the year during the past 10 years (1999-2008): 21,149.
Keith Urban snares his first No. 1 on Hot Country Songs in almost three years (and eighth No. 1 overall) as "You Look Good in My Shirt" advances 2-1. He last led with "Better Life" in the fall of 2005. The new No. 1 first appeared on Urban's "Golden Road" set and spent one week on the chart's lower end from unsolicited airplay on the July 3, 2004, chart. The updated version is found on the reissue of his "Greatest Hits" package.
Speaking of the Hot Country Songs chart, Toby Keith lands his 35th top 10 hit with "She Never Cried in Front of Me" . . . In other country news, Kid Rock scores his first top 10 on Hot Country Songs as "All Summer Long" climbs 14-10. The single has now hit the top 10 on Hot Country Songs, Adult Top 40 and Mainstream Top 40. Meanwhile, it rises to No. 15 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Daughtry becomes the first act to send five singles from its debut album into the top 10 of the Adult Top 40 chart, as "What About Now" rises 11-9. The track is from the band's self-titled set and follows the No. 1s "It's Not Over," "Home" and "Feels Like Tonight," as well as the No. 3 single "Over You."
A LOOK AHEAD
Among the titles released this week, due on next week's charts: Slipknot's "All Hope Is Gone," the Verve's "Forth," B.B. King's "One Kind Favor," the Game's "LAX" and Luis Fonsi's "Palabras Del Silencio."
Next week's Billboard 200 competes with the same week in 2007 when: The "High School Musical 2" soundtrack held firm in the top slot for a third week, selling 210,000. There were four debuts in the top 10 from Casting Crowns, Yung Joc, Atreyu and Ben Harper. The top two albums each sold more than 100,000.