With 46.22% of reports in, two country acts are at the top of the chart. Voice Coach Blake Shelton leads the charge with his “Bringing Back the Sunshine” set to sell in the 85-95K range. This would be his second number one album with “Red River Blue” sold 116K back in 2011 (a few weeks after his first triumphant season on The Voice concluded). Still, BBtS is selling less than half of his previous album, “Based on a True Story” back in 2013. It may be that The Voice is losing it’s ability to promote the coaches or that the bloom is just off Blake.
Lady Antebellum, who’s lead female singer was famously rejected by Idol, currently has the second best selling album of the week. They are expected to sell 62-72K for third when the final numbers are in. That’s quite a bit less than the 481K that they opened with for “Need You Now”, but that featured a cross-over hit and they released an album just last year.
Babs just keeps selling. She’s not leaving the top 3 and nobody is going to rain on her parade. She was actually thought to be challenging for number one earlier in the week. Blake is featured on one of the duets on that album.
Prince, who once appeared on Idol (back in the salad days of Season 5 when the show was a complete monster, Prince was scheduled to appear on the finale, but nobody was quite sure if he would. He arrived, performed, combed his hair and left with hardly a word to anybody) has two albums in the top 10 – “Art of Official Age” at 4th and “Plectrumelectrum” at 9th. Prince released two albums in the same week. He does what he wants.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga were number one last week and they slide to 5th this week. The Script (who were brought into the Idolsphere when one of their tracks was used as the debut single for Season 8 Idol winner’s Kris Allen’s first album) are 6th. Blake’s bromance’s (Adam Levine) band’s (Maroon 5) album (V) is at 7th. Swedish Pop star Tove Lo is 8th and Kenny Chesney, last week’s number 2, rounds out the top 10.
The Sing-Off’s Pentatonix is 27th and Idol’s Jennifer Hudson is 38th in their second week. Now 51 features a track featuring Cher Lloyd from X-Factor UK and it is currently at 27th.
CHART DATE: 10/06/2014
LAST UPDATE: 10/06/2014 13:54:08
NOW IN: 46.22%
LW TW artist / album label sales index
— 1 BLAKE SHELTON BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE 42,088
— 2 LADY ANTEBELLUM 747 34,748
3 3 BARBRA STREISAND PARTNERS31,178
— 4 PRINCE ART OFFICIAL AGE 28,633
1 5 TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA CHEEK TO CHEEK 21,349
— 6 THE SCRIPT NO SOUND WITHOUT SILENCE 19,539
9 7 MAROON 5 V 19,283
— 8 TOVE LO QUEEN OF THE CLOUDS 17,031
— 9 PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL PLECTRUMELECTRUM . 13,727
2 10 KENNY CHESNEY THE BIG REVIVAL 13,670
5 27 PENTATONIX PTX, VOL. III 4,650
26 37 NOW 51 VARIOUS ARTISTS 3,329
13 38 JENNIFER HUDSON JHUD 3,180
— 50 ERIC CHURCH THE OUTSIDERS 1,904