Evanescence fans, it’s time to rejoice! After a 5 year hiatus, the band blasts into # 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart with their new album ‘Evanescence‘ which sold over 127,000 copies this week in the US. Sales have although been soft compared to the début of their last album ‘The Open Door‘ that opened at # 1 with a whopping 447,000 copies back in 2006. But then there are barely a handful of albums that have managed such high numbers this year, with Lady Gaga leading the pack. The coming weeks should be interesting, especially with Coldplay and Kelly Clarkson battling it out on the same week with their new albums, and the Queen of Hip-Hop-Soul Mary J Blige, Rihanna and Monica releasing new albums in the same week in November.
Notable debuts within the top 10 are American Idol runner up Lauren Alaina’s début album ‘Wildflower‘ at # 5, Ryan Adam’s ‘Ashes And Fire‘ at# 7 and country veteran Martina McBride’s ‘Eleven‘ at #10.
Adele’s ‘Someone Like You‘ starts a 4th week at # 1 on the Hot 100 Singles Chart, while Rihanna moves a notch up to # 6 with her latest single ‘We Found Love‘ featuring Calvin Harris. The racy video for the single just premiered a few days ago.
LMFAO’s hilarious ‘Sexy And I Know It‘ stays put at # 4, and they also nab the # 9 position with ‘Party Rock Anthem’ featuring GoonRock and Lauren Bennett.
David Guetta and Usher move up a notch with their dance-floor extravaganza ‘Without You‘, and Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa début at # 10 with their new single ‘Young, Wild And Free’ featuring Bruno Mars.
Here are the top 10 albums and songs in the US this week.
Top 10 Singles :
1. Someone Like You – Adele
2. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera
3. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
4. Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO
5. Stereo Love – Gym Class Heroes feat Adam Levine
6. We Found Love – Rihanna feat Calvin Harris
7. Without You – David Guetta feat Usher
8. You Make Me Feel – Cobra Starship feat Sabi
9. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO feat GoonRock and Lauren Bennett
10. Young, Wild And Free – Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa feat Bruno Mars
Top 10 Albums :
1. Evanescence – Evanescence
2. 21 – Adele
3. American Capitalist – 5 Finger Death Punch
4. Clear As Day – Scotty McCreery
5. Wildflower – Lauren Alaina
6. Duets 2 – Tony Bennett
7. Ashes And Fire – Ryan Adams
8. Own The Night – Lady Antebellum
9. Tha Carter 4 – Lil Wayne
10. Eleven – Martina McBride