The “Hannah Montana: The Movie” soundtrack skips to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the first time. It’s the third soundtrack from the “Hannah” franchise to reach the top, after the first and second volumes of the TV show’s soundtracks hit No. 1 . . . Diddy’s made-on-MTV band Day26 debuts at No. 2 with its sophomore effort, “Forever in a Day,” and Silversun Pickups drive in at No. 7 with “Swoon,” shifting a career-high 43,000 units . . . In Progress Reports we’ve got updates on Rodney Atkins’ latest No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, a big bow for Green Day on the Modern Rock tally and Britney Spears’ third consecutive top 10 hit on the Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart.
In its fourth week on the Billboard 200, the “Hannah Montana: The Movie” soundtrack reaches No. 1 for the first time, vaulting to the top of the chart with 133,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s a decline of 32% compared with last week’s haul of 196,000 — but that sum was powered by the film’s April 10 opening in theaters combined with sales driven by the Easter holiday shopping. Overall album sales are down 19% this week as the market adjusts after the busy Easter week.
The “Hannah Montana” film bowed atop the U.S. and Canada box office during the April 10-12 weekend with $32.3 million and slipped to No. 4 during the most recent weekend with $12.7 million.
This past week the “Hannah” album was able to fend off the second chart week of Rascal Flatts’ “Unstoppable” (No. 3 with 107,000; down 69%) and the debut of Day26’s “Forever in a Day” (No. 2 with 113,000). The former album arrived at No. 1 last week with 351,000.
“Hannah Montana: The Movie” is the first soundtrack to top the Billboard chart this year. Last year, three pulled off that trick: “Juno,” “Mamma Mia!” and “Twilight.” “Hannah Montana: The Movie” is the third soundtrack from the “Hannah” franchise to reach the top of the chart, after the first and second volumes of the TV show’s soundtracks hit No. 1 in 2006 and 2007, respectively.
Day26’s album is the made-on-MTV group’s second effort, following its self-titled No. 1-debuting set from little more than a year ago. The album started with 190,000 on its way to a to-date sum of 387,000 in the United States . . . The only other debut in the top 20 on the Billboard 200 this week comes from Silversun Pickups, which sees their Dangerbird album “Swoon” arrive at No. 7 with a career-high sales week of 43,000. The band’s first release, 2006’s “Carnavas,” peaked at No. 80 on the Billboard 200 and its best sales week came in early March of 2007 when it sold nearly 10,000. The new album’s first single, “Panic Switch,” climbs to No. 7 on the Modern Rock chart this week.
Elsewhere in the top 10, the “Twilight” soundtrack jumps four slots to No. 4 with 49,000 despite a 27% decline in sales, the “Now 30” compilation holds at No. 5 (45,000; down 54%), Jadakiss’ “The Last Kiss” slides three rungs to No. 6 (45,000; down 67%), Lady GaGa’s “The Fame” moves up two notches to No. 8 (36,000; down 35%), Jason Aldean’s “Wide Open” slips five spaces to No. 9 (35,000; down 68%), and Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” moves from No. 6 to No. 10 (32,000; down 60%).
|The Billboard 200
Sales data provided and compiled from Nielsen SoundScan
|1||2||SOUNDTRACK Hannah Montana: The Movie (Walt Disney )||11||11||DIANA KRALL Quiet Nights (Verve / VG)|
|*2||New||DAY26 Forever In a Day (Bad Boy )||12||7||KEITH URBAN Defying Gravity (Capitol Nashville )|
|3||1||RASCAL FLATTS Unstoppable (Lyric Street )||13||15||KERI HILSON In A Perfect World… (Mosley / Zone 4 / Interscope / IGA)|
|4||8||SOUNDTRACK Twilight (Summit / Chop Shop / Atlantic / AG)||14||13||NICKELBACK Dark Horse (Roadrunner )|
|5||5||VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW 30 (Universal / EMI / Sony Music / Zomba / UMe)||15||9||PRINCE/BRIA VALENTE Lotus Flow3r/MPLSoUND/Elix3r (NPG )|
|6||3||JADAKISS The Last Kiss (Ruff Ryders / D-Block / Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam / IDJMG)||16||14||U2 No Line On The Horizon (Island / Interscope / IGA)|
|*7||New||SILVERSUN PICKUPS Swoon (dangerbird )||17||16||CARRIE UNDERWOOD Carnival Ride (19 / Arista Nashville / SMN)|
|8||10||LADY GAGA The Fame (Streamline / KonLive / Cherrytree / Interscope / IGA)||*18||31||KINGS OF LEON Only By The Night (RCA / RMG)|
|9||4||JASON ALDEAN Wide Open (Broken Bow )||19||12||KELLY CLARKSON All I Ever Wanted (S / 19 / RCA / Sony Music)|
|10||6||TAYLOR SWIFT Fearless (Big Machine )||20||25||THE-DREAM Love V/S Money (Radio Killa / Def Jam / IDJMG)|
|* indicates titles with greatest sales gains this week|
Album units, current chart week: 6.4 million units
DOWN 18.8% from last week’s charts: 7.8 million units
DOWN 15.2% from same week, 2008: 7.5 million units
This week: The top three albums each sell more than 100,000 copies.
This week last year on the Billboard 200: Mariah Carey’s “E=MC2” debuted at No. 1 with 463,000 while Lady Antebellum’s self-titled set opened at No. 4 with 43,000. The previous week’s No. 1, Leona Lewis’ “Spirit,” slipped to No. 2 with 95,000 (down 54%).
The No. 200 album this week, John Waller’s “While I’m Waiting” (Beach Street/Reunion), sold 3,000.
The No. 200 album for the same week of 2008, Michael McDonald’s “Soul Speak” (Universal Motown), sold 3,000.
Average total of the No. 10 album for the same week of the year during the past 10 years (2000-2009): 5,000.
After posting four No. 1s on the Hot Country Songs chart from his last album, “If You’re Going Through Hell,” Rodney Atkins continues his winning ways with “It’s America.” The title cut from his recently released album soars from No. 4 to No. 1 on the chart, becoming his fifth career topper and his first since “Cleaning This Gun (Come On in Boy)” reigned for two weeks a year ago. He also led with the title cut from his last collection for four weeks in 2006 and with “Watching You” (for four weeks) and “These Are My People” (one week) in 2007.
Green Day storms onto the Modern Rock radio airplay chart at No. 8 with “Know Your Enemy,” the first single from its new album, “21st Century Breakdown,” due May 15. The song’s arrival at No. 8 matches the opening of U2’s “Get On Your Boots” on the Feb. 7 chart. The two singles rank as the highest bows of the year on the Modern Rock tally . . . All told, Green Day has notched 24 Modern Rock hits; “Enemy” is its 18th top 10 single. The band now moves into third place among all acts for the most top 10s behind only U2 (23) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (21).
On the Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart, Britney Spears notches her first trio of consecutive top 10s since her first three career singles as “If U Seek Amy” vaults from No. 13 to No. 10. It follows the first two singles from her “Circus” album — “Womanizer” and the title track — both of which reached No. 1 . . . Spears last strung together three straight top 10s with ” . . . Baby One More Time” (No. 1), “Sometimes” (No. 6) and “(You Drive Me) Crazy” (No. 4) in 1999 . . . “If U Seek Amy” is Spears’ 10th career top 10. She becomes the seventh female artist to reach double-digits in the Nielsen BDS-based chart’s 16-year history, joining Mariah Carey (the overall leader with 16), Madonna (14) and Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Pink and Rihanna (11 each).
A LOOK AHEAD
Among the titles released this week, due on next week’s charts: Rick Ross’ “Deeper Than Rap,” Asher Roth’s “Asleep in the Bread Aisle,” Depeche Mode’s “Sounds of the Universe,” Jars of Clay’s “The Long Fall Back to Earth,” Pet Shop Boys’ “Yes” and Lacuna Coil’s “Shallow Life.”
Next week’s Billboard 200 competes with the same week in 2008 when: Mariah Carey’s “E=MC2” held at No. 1 for a second week, shifting 182,000 (down 61%). Flight of the Conchords’ self-titled effort flew in at No. 3 with 52,000 while Ashlee Simpson’s “Bittersweet World” started at No. 4 with 47,000 and Atmosphere’s “When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold” debuted at No. 5 with 36,000.