So, at the 11th hour, Billboard made an adjustment to it’s chart reporting system, which allowed the new Eagles album (“Long Road Out of Eden”), which is available only through Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and their respective websites, to chart. End result? The Eagles album scans well over 700,000 units, making it easily the #1 album in the country and another feather in the cap of the band with the biggest-selling album of all-time (although personally I will forever mark it with a Barry Bonds-ian asterisk because it’s a greatest hits album and not an album of new material). But I digress…
Britney’s meltdown wasn’t exactly good for publicity. Not that 290,000 units isn’t a handsome sum in this day and age, but it’s nearly 2/3 off the pace of what her last studio album did in it’s first week. While this development may disturb the folks at Britney’s label, something tells me that Brit is a little too out of it to really care at this point.
On the singles chart, Chris Brown holds on for a third week at #1 with “Kiss Kiss”, which should bode well for his new album, which will be one of three highly-anticipated releases to chart next week, along with Jay-Z and Garth Brooks. Meanwhile, the song’s featured artist, T-Pain, has THREE songs in the Top Ten, a pretty amazing accomplishment (especially for someone so minimally talented)
A little further down the chart, Fergie stands at #20 with “Clumsy”, which is the FIFTH Top 20 single from her album “The Dutchess”, giving her more Top 20 singles from one album than any female artist this decade. I’d imagine her bandmate,, must be a little steamed, considering his solo effort, “Songs About Girls”, has completely fallen off the chart in just a little over a month.
This Week’s Top Ten Singles & Album Charts (provided and owned by Nielsen Entertainment)
Billboard Albums:
1. “Long Road Out of Eden” The Eagles
2. “Blackout” Britney Spears
3. “Carnival Ride” Carrie Underwood
4. “Avenged Sevenfold” Avenged Sevenfold
5. “Everything is Fine” Josh Turner
6. “Raising Sand” Alison Krauss & Robert Plant
7. “Unbreakable” Backstreet Boys
8. “Noel” Josh Groban
9. “Vivire-The Best of Andrea Bocelli” Andrea Bocelli
10. “Still Feels Good” Rascal Flatts
Billboard Singles:
1. “Kiss Kiss” Chris Brown feat. T-Pain
2. “Apologize” Timbaland feat. One Republic
3. “No One” Alicia Keys
4. “Crank That” Soulja Boy Tellem
5. “Bubbly” Colbie Caillat
6. “Stronger” Kanye West
7. “Cyclone” Baby Bash feat. T-Pain
8. “Good Life” Kanye West feat. T-Pain
9. “Hate That I Love You” Rihanna feat. Ne-Yo
10. “The Way I Are” Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson