The National debuts at No. 3, Justin Bieber No. 1 on sad Billboard 200 chart
Dead Weather, Charice have top 10 start
In one of the saddest sales weeks on the books, Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" returns to No. 1 of The Billboard 200. The hitch: the 60,000 it took to get back up there marks the second-lowest number for a No. 1 since SoundScan started compiling data in May 1991.
The worst-selling No. 1 happened back in January 2007, when the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack sold just a little worse than Bieber's number, also at 60,000 (Billboard is required round their numbers off when reporting SoundScan sales).
This makes it four non-consecutive weeks on top for young Bieber.
Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" sits tight at No. 2 with 54,000, a down 44% in sales.
The National scores its highest Billboard 200 sales week and chart start as "High Violet" bows at No. 3 with 51,000. The New York band's last album "Boxer" (2007) peaked at No. 68.
Despite an 11% slips in sales, the AC/DC soundtrack to "Iron Man 2" ascends No. 8 to No. 4 with 48,000.
The Dead Weather's second album in a year, the new "Sea of Cowards," debuts at No. 5 with 45,000. 2009's "Horehound" entered at No. 6, only with 51,000.
Carole King and James Taylor's "Live at the Troubadour" slips No. 4 to No. 6 (44,000, -43%) and Usher's "Raymond v. Raymond" rises No. 10 to No. 7 (43,000, -16%).
Charice's self-titled debut debuts at No. 8, also with 43,000, with help from some visits on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and QVC last week.
Godsmack's "The Oracle" falls from the top spot to No. 9 also with 43,000 (-63%).
As I Lay Dying's "Powerless Rise" enters the albums chart at No. 10 with 38,000; the rockers' last album, 2007's "An Ocean Between Us," capped out at No. 8, with 39,000 in its first week.
Salesare down 12% compared to last week, and down 9% compared to the same week last year. Sales total for the year is down 10% compared to last year.
News From Our Partners
- Hear This: Destroy This Place shows how press releases can get it right Watch This: With Beavis And Butt-head Do America, Mike Judge skewered the idiocy of cinematic adventures Cannes Film Festival: Cannes 2013, Day Two: Iranian director Asghar Farhadi chases A Separation with another stunning drama
- What to Watch This Weekend: The Season Finales of Nikita, Doctor Who, The Simpsons, and Family Guy The Office Series Finale Review: That'll Do, Show. That'll Do. Syfy Renews Warehouse 13 for a Fifth and Final Season
- How Far Will 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Boldly Go At Box Office? 'Star Trek Into Darkness': The Secret Behind The Mystery Villain 'Pacific Rim' Trailer Surfaces: Watch Now!
- Amazon Picks Up John Goodman's 'Alpha House,' Computer Comedy 'Betas' 'Rapturepalooza' Trailer: Anna Kendrick Gets Seduced by Satan 'Doctor Who' Season 8: Matt Smith Confirmed to Stay Another Year?
- Beyonce Pregnant Again? Sources Confirm 'Epic' Star Is Carrying Baby No. 2 'Hangover 3' Red Band Trailer: Take a Walk Down a NSFW Memory Lane (VIDEO) Why 'Man of Steel' Didn't Use 'Superman' in the Title
- Behind The Shocking 'Grey's Anatomy' Finale WATCH: Tobias Fünke's New Sizzle Reel Is Epic JLo Steals Spotlight On 'American Idol'
- The Telefile - The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week The Telefile - Modern Family: The Best Lines of the Night The Telefile - Fall TV 2013: What's On When
- Weekly Ketchup: Will Smith to Star in Wild Bunch Remake? Critics Consensus: Star Trek Into Darkness is Certified Fresh Red Carpet Roundup: Star Trek Into Darkness Edition