Carrie Underwood‘s fourth LP Blown Away manages to cling to the peak position on Billboard‘s Top 200 for a second week, after music buyers grabbed another 120,000 copies. Both that album and Adele‘s 21 (101,000), which is back up to #2, sold well in the lead-up to Mother’s Day this past Sunday. Guess it’s safe to say that, when it comes to music, Mom is into good girls and heartache?
Blown Away is now the tenth album to top the chart in 2012, though technically, it’s not the first country record to do so. That honor goes to Lionel Richie‘s Tuskegee, which has already racked up two weeks at #1. This week Richie’s latest is up to #3 (71,000).
There are only two new entries in the Top 10 this week: Silversun Pickups’ third album Neck Of The Woods (41,000), which comes in at #6, and This Is How I Feel (33,000), the fifth LP from R&B crooner Tank, at #9.
The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart
1. Carrie Underwood, Blown Away *2 weeks*
2. Adele, 21
3. Lionel Richie, Tuskegee
4. Various, NOW 42
5. Norah Jones, Little Broken Hearts
6. Silversun Pickups, Neck Of The Woods *new*
7. One Direction, Up All Night
8. Jack White, Blunderbuss
9. Tank, This Is How I Feel *new*
10. Luke Bryan, Tailgates & Tanlines