Sugarland Leapfrogs Miley To Earn First No. 1
Despite a 45% sales decline to 171,000 copies, Sugarland's "Love on the Inside" rises 2-1 to become the country act's first Billboard 200 chart-topper. Last week's No. 1, Miley Cyrus' "Breakout" (HollDespite a 45% sales decline to 171,000 copies, Sugarland's "Love on the Inside" rises 2-1 to become the country act's first Billboard 200 chart-topper. Last week's No. 1, Miley Cyrus' "Breakout" (Hollywood), falls to No. 2 on a 56% decrease to 163,000 copies.
For third week straight, the Decca soundtrack to "Mamma Mia!" stays at No. 3, with an 18% sales decrease to 138,000. Kid Rock's "Rock N Roll Jesus" (Atlantic) enjoys a 3% bump to 96,000 and holds steady at No. 4 for a second week. Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" remains at No. 5 after moving 79,000 (-8%).
Christian rock act Third Day scores its best charting and sales week ever with "Revelation" (Provident Music Group), which debuts at No. 6 with 75,000. It also lands at No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart -- the act's fourth No. 1 there. Previously, Third Day's high-water marks came with 2005's "Wherever You Are," which debuted and peaked at No. 8 with 63,000.
Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Capitol) slides 6-7 with 70,000 (-7%). Razor & Tie kid-centric collection "Kidz Bop 14" starts at No. 8 with 58,000. It's the eighth consecutive top 10 debut for the regular "Kidz Bop" series, discounting its holiday and "Gold" titles; the series in its entirety has moved 8.4 million units in the U.S.
The Jonas Brothers-led soundtrack to Disney's "Camp Rock" falls 7-9 in its seventh week with 58,000 (-14%), while Nas' untitled set rounds out the top tier, slipping 8-10 with 41,000 (-35%).
Only two other album bow inside the top quarter of the Billboard 200. The self-titled Interscope debut from Scars On Broadway, which features System Of A Down members Daron Malakian and John Dolmayan, begins at No. 17 with 24,000.
Rick Springfield charges in at No. 28 with "Venus in Overdrive," giving the singer his best debut ever, as well as his highest charting album since 1985's "Tao" went to No. 21. The New Door set starts with 16,000 -- Springfield's best sales week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991.
At 7.35 million units, sales this week are down 6.2% from last week's sum and down 11.1% from the same week last year.
Additional reporting by Keith Caulfield.