Lady Antebellum Leads SoundScan Charts Again

After the last few weeks of remarkable sales success for the top country albums, there was bound to be a downturn and that proved to be the case this week as Lady Antebellum and the rest saw major sales declines.  How did the stars fare? Click the image to find out.

The sales numbers are out and once again Lady Antebellum holds steady with Need You Now leading the way on the Nielsen SoundScan Hot 200 Albums chart.  The trio, which is now working “Our Kind of Love” to radio, has now sold nearly 2.1 million copies of the album.  The Court Yard Hounds self-titled album remains second on our list this week as it has moved over 90,000 copies in two weeks.  The Zac Brown Band’s foundation moved another 18k plus this week while Miranda Lambert’s fourth on the rundown this week as Revolution moves nearly 18,000 copies.  She should move over the 600k mark this week as “The House That Built Me” sits near the top of the radio charts.  Taylor Swift’s Fearless remains one of country’s best-sellers this week as well.

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
2 2 Lady Antebellum Need You Now 54,336 2,080,055
7 12 Court Yard Hounds Court Yard Hounds 28,847 90,156
21 20 Zac Brown Band Foundation 18,331 1,916,517
23 21 Miranda Lambert Revolution 17,910 586,454
35 30 Taylor Swift Fearless 13,511 5,841,935

Carrie Underwood’s Play On sits on the second half of the charts with the album, which features three #1 hits and current single “Undo It.”  It moved over 13,000 albums this week and is followed-up on the SoundScan chart by the Zac Brown Band’s Pass The Jar: Zac Brown Band And Friends Live.  The 2cd/dvd set sold nearly 11,000 copies giving the project over 36,000 copies sold in two weeks.  Lady Antebellum‘s self-titled album, which features current pop single “I Run To You,” sits next on the charts and has moved over 1.65 million CDs.  The Crazy Heart Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has sold over 226,000 copies while Jason Aldean’s Wide Open has sold nearly 1.2 million copies and sits in 10th place on the charts.

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
30 31 Carrie Underwood Play On 13,504 1,532,234
17 44 Zac Brown Band Pass The Jar: Live 10,874 36,692
46 59 Lady Antebellum Lady Antebellum 7,838 1,652,918
51 60 Crazy Heart Original Soundtrack 7,796 226,997
58 70 Jason Aldean Wide Open 6,640 1,193,594

Laura Bell Bundy’s Achin’ and Shakin leads the next five albums in our rundown this week as the album has now found over 52,000 homes.  Luke Bryan’s Doin’ My Thing is next and has now crossed the 330,000 albums sold barrier.  Willie Nelson’s collection of classic country songs sits next with over 45,000 people now proud owners of Country Music, a record produced by T. Bone Burnett.  Colt Ford’s Chicken & Biscuits  has now sold nearly 40,000 copies while Alan Jackson’s Freight Train rounds out our Top 15 rundown with nearly 6,000 more fans picking up the album as “Hard Hat And A Hammer” climbs the charts.

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
62 79 Laura Bell Bundy Achin’ and Shakin’ 6,306 52,812
69 80 Luke Bryan Doin’ My Thing 6,301 330,769
56 81 Willke Nelson Country Music 6,235 45,348
64 87 Colt Ford Chicken & Biscuits 6,008 38,292
53 90 Alan Jackson Freight Train 5,736 148,303

Easton Corbin leads our round-up of ‘interesting’ albums on the charts this week and the singer of “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It” finds his self-titled debut now over the 150,000 albums sold mark.  Chris Young has sold nearly 300,000 copies of The Man I Want To Be, which has two #1 singles, including this week’s chart-topping title track.  Matt Kennon debuts with 4,600 fans picking up his eponymous debut album while Danny Gokey’s My Best Days sold nearly 4,000 more copies this past week.  Justin Moore’s self-titled debut, which has two Top 10 hits and new single “How I Got To Be This Way” makes its way to radio.

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
92 95 Easton Corbin Easton Corbin 5,488 150,468
89 102 Chris Young Man I Want To Be 5,236 295,827
New 113 Matt Kennon Matt Kennon 4,596 4,600
115 132 Danny Gokey My Best Days 3,924 145,333
172 183 Justin Moore Justin Moore 2,835 242,361

We have another quiet week at retail next week but, as always, we’ll continue to bring you the latest on how the sales charts break-down