Carrie Underwood’s ‘Blown Away’ Tops Billboard 200, Norah Jones Debuts At # 2!

Go Carrie!

One of the most highly anticipated albums for me this year rightfully roars in at # 1 y’all! Bow down for Mizz Carrie Underwood, as her 4th studio album ‘Blown Away‘  debuts straight atop the Billboard 200 Albums Chart this week, selling over 267,000 copies! ‘Blown Away‘ thus becomes Carrie’s 3rd consecutive # 1 album on the Billboard 200, following 2007’s ‘Carnival Ride‘ and 2009’s thoroughly amazing ‘Play On‘. The only album of her’s to miss out the top spot was her stunning début album, ‘Some Hearts‘, which ironically, is not only her biggest hit, but is also the highest selling Country album of the past decade, being certified 7 times Platinum in the US! ‘Some Hearts‘ debuted at # 2, behind none other than Queen Madonna’s iconic ‘Confessions On A Dance Floor‘.

Carrie’s chart domination forces another chart-titan to début at # 2. Velvet-voiced chanteuse Norah Jones enters the Billboard 200 at # 2 with her 5th studio album, ‘Little Broken Hearts‘, selling over 110,000 copies this week. It’s Norah’s 5th consecutive top 3 album, three of which have made it to # 1.

No change at all over at the Hot 100 Singles Chart, as Gotye dominates for a 4th week with ‘Somebody That I Used To Know‘ featuring Kimbra, and there are no new entries within the top 10 this week.

Here are the Billboard Top 10 Singles this week :

1. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat Kimbra

2. We Are Young – Fun. feat Janelle Monae

3. Payphone – Maroon 5 feat Wiz Khalifa

4. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

5. Wild Ones – Flo Rida feat Sia

6. Glad You Came – The Wanted

7. Starships – Nicki Minaj

8. Boyfriend – Justin Bieber

9. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction

10. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson

The Billboard Top 10 Albums this week are :

1. Blown Away – Carrie Underwood

2. Little Broken Hearts – Norah Jones

3. Now 42 – Various

4. 21 – Adele

5. Strange Clouds – B.o.B

6. Tuskegee – Lionel Richie

7. Blunderbuss – Jack White

8. Up All Night – One Direction

9. Smash (TV OST) – Various

10. Born Villain – Marilyn Manson