On the Charts: Colbie Caillat Breaks Through to Number One

September 2nd, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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The Big News: Colbie Caillat’s Breakthrough proved to be just that as the “Fallin’ For You” singer’s second album became her first to debut atop the Top 200, selling 106,000 copies. The sales more than double the first-week numbers of Caillat’s 2007 debut LP Coco, which entered the charts at Number Five with 51,000 copies. Coco went on to achieve double platinum status. Debuts were the trend this week as four of the Top Five were new releases: Christian rockers Skillet debuted in Number Two as their newest album Awake sold 67,000, Miley Cyrus’ Time of Our Lives EP grabbed Number Three and Imogen Heap’s Ellipse entered at Number Five. Kings of Leon’s Only By The Night filled out the Top Five at Number Four and a 15 percent sales gain over last week.

Over on the Comprehensive Albums chart, where Michael Jackson’s discography applies, the King of Pop’s Number Ones sold an additional 68,000 copies and was defeated only by Caillat’s Breakthrough. Whereas recent weeks have seen a decline in Jackson sales, the Jackson catalog actually had a small surge this week — likely due to Jackson’s global birthday tributes — and Thriller lead the way with a 42 percent sales increase, good for 35,000 more copies and a Number Nine spot on the Comprehensive chart. Finally, give a curtain call to the Black Eyed Peas as their historic run of 21 weeks atop the Hot 100 ended as Miley Cyrus’ “Party In the U.S.A.” edged out the BEP’s “I Gotta Feeling” for the top spot.

Debuts: Outside of the Top Ten, founder Destiny’s Child member LeToya led the charge as her Lady Love came in at 12 with 32,000 copies. The Arctic Monkeys, however, took a sales step backwards with Humbug, which only mustered a Number 15 debut. By comparison, 2007’s Favo...

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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