Josh Groban nabs his third No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as “All That Echoes” debuts with 145,000 copies. His last set “Illuminations” bowed and peaked at No. 4 in 2010, but with 191,000 copies in its first week. His other chart-toppers are 2003’s “Closer” and 2007’s “Noel."

Tim McGraw starts right behind at No. 2 with “Two Lanes of Freedom.” The set – his first for Big Machine – moved 107,000. His last “Emotional Traffic” from 2012 also made it to the runners-up position, with 68,000 in its first week.
The hits compilation “Now 45” enters at No. 3 with 87,000; it contains tracks from One Direction, Ke$ha, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran and more.
Album of the Year Grammy winners Mumford & Sons see their “Babel” bump up No. 7 to No. 4 with 54,000, a sales increase of 50%.
Andrea Bocelli’s “Passione” falls No. 2 to No. 5 with a modest second-week decline (51,000, -45%). Justin Bieber’s “Believe Acoustic” makes a big dip No. 1 to No. 6 (43,000, -79%).
Red’s “Release the Panic” debuts at No. 7 with 41,000. The rock band’s previous “Until We Have Faces” made it to No. 2 with 43,000 in 2011.
Bruno Mars’ “Unorthodox Jukebox” slips No. 6 to No. 8 but with a 10% sales gaine to 41,000.
Coheed and Cambria’s “The Afterman: Descension” crashes the chart at No. 9 with 41,000. It’s the “sequel” to 2012’s “The Afterman: Ascension,” which made it to No. 5 with 49,000 in October.
The Lumineers’ self-titled album moves No. 9 to No. 10 but with 21% up to 39,000.
Sales for the week are up 11% over last week’s total and down 15% compared to the same week last year. Sales are down 5% for the year so far.


After five years as a columnist and editor at Billboard, Katie Hasty joined HitFix in 2009 for music and film reporting out of New York. The Midwest native has worked as a writer, music promoter and in A&R since 1999 and performs with her band Numbers And Letters.