Lady Gaga logs week two at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 despite sales drop

06.08.11 6 years ago

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Despite a major decline in sales, Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” continues to reign supreme on The Billboard 200 for a second week. The album – which moved more than one million units last week – sold 174,000 copies this past week, an 84% decline.
As previously reported, Mother Monster’s sales were aided by Amazon’s 99-cent two-day sale of the set.
Adele’s “21” rises No. 3 to No. 2 with 121,000, a 4% decline. Her album may give “Born This Way” a run for its money next week.
Death Cab For Cutie’s new “Codes and Keys” bows at No. 3 with 102,000. The rock band’s last “Narrow Stairs” made it to the summit in its first week, with 144,000.
Another debut – Eddie Vedder’s “Ukelele Songs” – starts right behind, at No. 4 with 71,000. The Pearl Jam’s other solo set, 2007’s “Into the Wild” soundtrack, made it to No. 11 with 39,000.
My Morning Jacket’s “Circuital” debuts at No. 5 with 55,000, the group’s best sales and charting week ever. Their previous “Evil Urges” peaked at No. 9 and premiered with 49,000 in 2008.
Brad Paisley’s “This Is Country Music” falls No. 2 to No. 6 (53,000, -65%), “Now 38” descends No. 6 to No. 7 (39,000, -13%) and Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda party” ascends No. 9 to No. 8 (33,000, +1%).
Flogging Molly’s “Speed of Darkness” has a No. 9 start with 25,000, making it the group’s second top 10 set. Their previous “Float” (2008) made it to No. 4 with 48,000 in its first week.
“Glee, the Music: Season Two, Volume Six” rounds out the top tier, moving No. 4 to No. 10 (25,000, -68%).
Album sales are down 17% compared to last week and up 7% compared to the same week last year. Sales for the year up 1% compared to last.


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