Lady Antebellum Tops Billboard 200, Pistol Annies, ‘The Great Gatsby’ OST Debuts Within Top 10!

Country royalties Lady Antebellum earn their 3rd consecutive # 1 album as ‘Golden‘, the band’s 4th studio offering arrives straight at the penthouse of the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, selling an excess of 167,000 units this week in the US.

The trio previously topped the charts with ‘Own The Night‘ in 2011 and  ‘Need You Now‘  in 2010 – both Grammy winners and platinum-plus sellers.

Golden‘ is followed by a strong début of the original soundtrack to the Baz Luhrmann film ‘The Great Gatsby‘. Boasting of new songs by heavyweights like Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey, Jay Z, Sia among others, the album soars in at # 2 with sales of 137,000 copies this week in the US. Definitely one of my fave albums of the year so far!

Another country trio barges into the top 10 with their sophomore effort, as Pistol Annies, featuring country mega-star Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, arrive at # 5 with ‘Annie Up‘. The album is a follow-up to their successful Gold-certified # 5 peaking début effort ‘Hell On Heels‘ released in 2011.

Over at the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, Macklemore And Ryan Lewis hold on to the # 1 spot for a second week with ‘Can’t Hold Us‘ featuring Ray Dalton.

Pop chanteuse Selena Gomez makes some major moves on the Hot 100 as ‘Come And Get It‘, Selena’s brand new single from her upcoming studio album ‘Stars Dance‘ becomes her first top 10 hit on the charts soaring from # 14 to # 6 this week, after 11 previously charting singles missed out on the top 10.

Goddess Mariah Carey owns the highest début on the Hot 100 this week, as ‘#Beautiful‘, the diva’s new single featuring Miguel previewing her upcoming 13th studio album, soars in at # 24 this week, easily becoming Carey’s biggest hit in almost 4 years since ‘Obsessed‘ peaked at # 6 in 2009.

The Billboard Top 10 Singles this week are :

1. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore And Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton

2. Just Give Me A Reason – Pink feat. Nate Ruess

3. Mirrors – Justin Timberlake

4. When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars

5. Stay – Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko

6. Come And Get It – Selena Gomez

7. Thrift Shop – Macklemore And Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz

8. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

9. I Love It – Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX

10. Cruise – Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly

The Billboard Top 10 Albums this week are :

1. Golden – Lady Antebellum

2. The Great Gatsby OST – Various

3. Now 46 – Various

4. To Be Loved – Michael Buble

5. Annie Up – Pistol Annies

6. The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake

7. Time – Rod Stewart

8. Life On A Rock – Kenny Chesney

9. Based On A True Story – Blake Shelton

10. Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars