Look who’s given them divas a run for their money on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart this week! 85-year-old Tony Bennett lands atop the chart for the first time in his entire career (spanning 60 years) with his new album ‘Duets 2‘ which sold 179,000 copies in its first week in the US! Whoa..now that’s what we call longevity!! The 14 time Grammy winning living legend had some help from some famous friends of his like Mariah Carey, Queen Latifah, Lady Gaga and the late Amy Winehouse among a host of others, all of whom lend their voices to the album.
Last weeks topper ‘Own The Night‘ by Lady Antebellum slips down one spot to # 2. Adele’s ‘21‘ drops a spot to # 3. ‘21‘ has now crossed sales of an unprecedented 10 million copies worldwide!! (Album Of The Year nod at the Grammy’s?) Demi Lovato’s highly anticipated and much talked about 3rd album ‘Unbroken‘ debuts at # 4.
Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera’s ‘Moves Like Jagger‘ stay at # 1 for a 4th week on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, and by the looks of he rising digital sales and airplay, I don’t thing Mizz Aguilera and co are heading anywhere else soon, although there is a threat from the meteoric rise of ‘Someone Like You‘ by Adele that has displayed a similar growth on radio airplay as well as digital sales. Rihanna blasts into the chart at # 16 with her new single ‘We Found Love‘ featuring Calvin Harris. She’s also at # 7 with her single ‘Cheers (Drink To That)‘. Overdose of Rihanna? I hope this step doesn’t backfire. Perhaps a short break might help, especially for her to achieve a # 1 album that seems to elude her. People need to know she’s out with a new album in the first place, and that seems difficult if she keeps releasing a new album every 10 months.
Here are the Top 10 Singles and Albums in the US this week.
Top 10 Singles :
1. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera
2. Someone Like You – Adele
3. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
4. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO feat Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
5. Stereo Hearts – Gym Class Heroes feat Adam Levine
6. Lighters – Bad Meets Evil feat Bruno Mars
7. Cheers (Drink To That) – Rihanna
8. You And I – Lady Gaga
9. You Make Me Feel.. – Cobra Starship feat Sabi
10. Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO
Top 10 Albums :
1. Duets 2 – Tony Bennett
2. Own The Night – Lady Antebellum
3. 21 – Adele
4. Unbroken – Demi Lovato
5. The Carter 4 – Lil’ Wayne
6. The Reckoning – Needtobreathe
7. # 1 Girl – Mindless Behavious
8. Sweeter – Gavin DeGraw
9. Watch The Throne – Kanye West and Jay-Z
10. Pearl Jam Twenty – Pearl Jam
(photos from billboard.com)