With 54.02% in, there are 4 Idols and 2 UK XFers in the top 50.
Adele has returned to rule the top of the chart. Alan Jackson is nipping at her heels as the top debut, but Country albums don’t typically do as well as Adele on the second day. As a blast from the past, the Beach Boys are in third. This will be their 29th (!) studio album and is expected to be their highest debut since 1974.
From a bunch of older youngsters to bunch of young youngsters (what’s the over-under on 1D lasting as long as the Beach Boys?), XF’s One Direction is in 4th. Right behind them, is Idol’s Carrie Underwood showing some legs. Now 42 features songs from Idol’s Kelly Clarkson and XF’s 1D. Big K.R.I.T is my “who?” of the week at 7th (wiki tells me that he is a hip-hop artist – King Remembered in Time. Does he think he is the King, is he a monarchist, is it an allusion to the Frazier/Ali fight, is it a tribute to MLK? More research is required). Congrats KRIT! Luke Bryan continues to sell quietly in 8th. That album must be racking up some impressive numbers. Currency makes the 4th debut in the top 10 and Mayer rounds out the top 10 in his 3rd week.
Carrie is the top selling solo Idol of the week. Adam comes in second at 31st, followed by Kelly at 35th (she is also on Now 42 and Jason Aldean’s album at 18th) and Haley Reinhart at 41st. Rebecca Fergusen is the other contestant from XF and she is at 48th. Glee’s latest album is 29th.
CHART DATE: 06/11/2012
LAST UPDATE: 06/11/2012 10:50:02
NOW IN: 54.02%
LW TW artist / album label power index
2 1 ADELE 21 48,077
— 2 ALAN JACKSON THIRTY MILES WEST 47,774
— 3 BEACH BOYS THAT’S WHY GOD MADE THE RADIO 19,164
3 4 ONE DIRECTION UP ALL NIGHT 17,995
5 5 CARRIE UNDERWOOD BLOWN AWAY 17,174
7 6 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 42 VARIOUS ARTISTS 17,174
— 7 BIG K.R.I.T. LIVE FROM THE UNDERGROUND 16,023
8 8 LUKE BRYAN TAILGATES & TANLINES 14,624
— 9 CURREN$Y STONED IMMACULATE 12,752
1 10 JOHN MAYER BORN AND RAISED 11,833
18 18 JASON ALDEAN MY KINDA PARTY 7,030
36 29 GLEE CAST THE GRADUATION ALBUM 4,609
25 31 ADAM LAMBERT TRESPASSING 4,361
39 35 KELLY CLARKSON STRONGER 4,056
48 41 HALEY REINHART LISTEN UP! 2,514
21 48 REBECCA FERGUSON HEAVEN 1,417
— 50 KIMBRA VOWS 1,331
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