The biggest new of the week came from the top two debuts. Robin Thicke scored his first number one album with Blurred Lines selling 177,000 copies. The Five Finger Death Punch didn’t do to shabby themselves, debuting at number two with 112,000 copies of The Wrong Side of Heaven and Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1. Tech N9ne landed at number four with Something Else, which sold 58,000 copies, while Backstreet Boys bowed ad number five with 48,000. Emblem3 made a splash at number seven with 46,000 copies of Nothing to Lose moved.
All About Civil Wars
The Civil Wars self-titled album tops the Billboard Albums Chart this week with 116,000 copies, more than prognosticated. The duo haven’t promoted the effort given their creative differences (they’ve been on a ‘break’), but that didn’t keep them from a respectable debut. Joining them in the top ten is Now 47 at number two with 82,000 copies, Asking Alexandria’s From Death to Destiny at number six with 38,000 copies, and contemporary gospel artist Tye Tribbett’s Greater Than at number nine with 30,000 copies. Overall, it was a slow week for sales, with only The Civil Wars moving greater than 100,000 copies. Last week’s number one, Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke), falls to number three, but still sells a solid 65,000 copies.
There are several notable songs this summer, but spending a tenth week at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 is pretty incredible. That is exactly what Robin Thicke did with the ubiquitous smash “Blurred Lines”. Miley can’t seem to twerk her way to the top spot because she’s got a juggernaut ahead of her! Sigh, LOL.
Who’s Got Next?
This week wasn’t incredibly packed with fresh blood as far as album releases. Among new releases from Tuesday August 6, 2013 that can be expected to chart are Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party and K. Michelle’s Rebellious Soul. Other releases include Valerie June’s Pushin’ Against A Stone, Washed Out’s Paracosm and Parachute’s Overnight. Look for Luke Bryan to continue to profit from his drunken frat-tastic country. Otherwise, not a truly exciting week.
- Chart Moves, August 7, 2013: Robin Thicke Tops (brentmusicreviews.com)
- On The Charts: The Civil Wars’ Rough Time Equals Billboard Chart Success (news.radio.com)