Miranda Lambert Joins Alan Jackson & Lady A in Hot Country Albums Top 5

With all of this week’s albums feeling a post-Easter drop, as was expected, there were a few albums which bucked that trend and one of them was Miranda Lambert’s Revolution. Where did the album land? Who did it push out of the Top 5? The answers a

In a week that saw virtually every album that wasn’t a new release drop over 30% in sales numbers over last week, one country artist bucked that trend and that artist isn’t Lady Antebellum or Taylor Swift.  It was Miranda Lambert as her third album jumped up the Nielsen SoundScan Hot 200 Albums chart to get herself back inside the Top 30 and giving her a Top 5 country album again.   She passed Carrie Underwood, Easton Corbin, Blake Shelton Jason Aldean, Gary Allan, Gretchen Wilson and Josh Turner this week on the Hot Country Albums chart.

Lady Antebellum continues to have the best-selling country album in the country and has remained inside the Top 5 of the album sales chart each of the eleven weeks the album has been on the charts.  It passed the 1.7 million sold this week.  Alan Jackson retained his second place on the Hot Country Albums sales chart and is nearing 100k sold for Freight Train as a new single, “Hard Hat & A Hammer” was sent out to radio.  Zac Brown Band are the only country band to score 4 #1 singles from their debut album The Foundation and they’re working on getting “Free” up the charts as well, to tie Rodney Crowell and Carrie Underwood’s record for 5 #1 singles off of one album. Taylor Swift rounds out the Top 5 on this chart with Fearless moving nearly another 15,000 copies. 

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LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
5 4 Lady Antebellum Need You Now 56,973 1,704,305
7 14 Alan Jackson Freight Train 23,045 95,486
19 20 Zac Brown Band Foundation 19,128 1,800,637
16 26 Taylor Swift Fearless 14,810 5,766,472
53 20 Miranda Lambert Revolution 12,331 488,904

Carrie Underwood’s Play On may have slipped out of the Top 5 of the Hot country Albums but it still sold over 11,000 copies last week.  Easton Corbin recently celebrated his debut #1 single, right as “Roll With It” starts its ascent up the charts.  The album has now moved 116,000 copies as the young traditionalist looks to build his career.  Peter Wolf’s first alternative country record, Midnight Souvenirs debuts at #7 on the Hot Country Albums chart this week as it moved over 9,000 copies for the former front man of J. Giles Band.  Blake Shelton’s Hillbilly Bone and Gary Allan’s Get Off On The Pain round out the Top 10.

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
27 35 Carrie Underwood Play On 11,077 1,455,374
42 42 Easton Corbin Easton Corbin 9,171 116,034
NEW 43 Peter Wolf Midnight Souvenirs 9,080 9,218
36 47 Blake Shelton Hillbilly Bone 8,788 161,891
45 49 Gary Allan Get Off On The Pain 8,066 125,384

Jason Aldean falls out of the Top 10 as Wide Open sits at 11, right ahead of the debut record from Lady Antebellum.   Lady Antebellum has now moved over 1.6 million copies.  Gretchen Wilson’s I Got Your Country Right Here moved to the 13th place of the Hot Country Charts, ahead of Josh Turner ‘s solid Haywire and the Crazy Heart soundtrack.   

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
52 51 Jason Aldean Wide Open 7,930 1,154,287
57 57 Lady Antebellum Lady Antebellum 7,350 1,605,869
34 64 Gretchen Wilson I Got Your Country Right.. 6,745 21,501
56 66 Josh Turner Haywire 6,702 217,047
72 78 Crazy Heart Original Sound Track 5,788 172,216

Luke Bryan’s Doin’ My Thing continues to move closer to the Gold plateau, as it nears 300,000 albums sold after just two singles on the charts.  Danny Gokey’s best days may be behind him on the charts as his labum drops to 90th place on Nielsen SondScan’s Hot 200 chart this week.  But it still moved over 125,000 copies-scanned. Reba’s Keep On Loving You is the only other album on the chart, country or otherwise, that scored sales increases this week (after Miranda’s Revolutionary jump).  Keith Urban may be succumbing to gravity as Defying Gravity tumbles a bit on the charts, but it’s still got an outside shot at Platinum over time.  Rascal Flatts round out the interesting section of this week’s chart with Unstoppable almost at the 1.2 million-scanned mark, thanks to their latest hit

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
86 84 Luke Bryan Doin’ My Thing 5,562 294,019
61 90 Danny Gokey My Best Days 5,279 125,904
124 95 Reba McEntire Keep On Loving You 5,182 467,235
117 127 Keith Urban Defying Gravity 4,128 815,196
128 151 Rascal Flatts Unstoppable 3,360 1,199,378

Next week we will see the arrival of the debut album from Laura Bell Bundy.  Will she Achin or Shakin with the sales numbers? Check back here to find out how she and all your favorites did.  

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