'Glee' Madonna Soundtrack Tops Billboard Hot 200
This week, the U.S. albums chart has a new champion, "Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna" compilation. It debuts at the first position with 98,000 units, becoming the first "Glee" soundtrack to top the list. "Glee Volume 1" could only peak at No. 4 and "Volume 2" managed to climb to No. 3.
Sitting behind "Glee" soundtrack is Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" which sells 83,000 copies (up from 65,000 last week or experiencing a 27% increase). Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0", meanwhile, was knocked from No. 1 to No. 3 with additional 81,000 units (down 12%).
At the fourth position, there is another soundtrack compilation, this time around coming from band AC/DC for upcoming movie "Iron Man 2". The album consisting of 15 theme songs arrives on the Billboard Hot 200 with 76,000 copies.
Usher's "Raymond vs. Raymond" drops one slot to No. 5 with 52,000 (down 19%) and the latest edition of "Now" hits compilation holds last week's position at No. 6 with 37,000 (down 18%). The last new entry on this week's Top 10 is Jimmy Buffett's live album "Encores" which bows at No. 7 with 31,000.
Justin Bieber's debut album "My World" rises to No. 8 with 31,000. Zac Brown Band's 2008 album "The Foundation" jumps to No. 9 with 29,000 and Lady GaGa's "The Fame" rounds up the Top 10 with 28,000.
Next week, it is predicted that B.o.B's debut album "B.o.B Presents The Adventures of Bobby Ray" will take the throne from "Glee" cast. Powered by such hit singles as "Nothin' on You" and "Airplanes", it is estimated to rule the chart with 80,000 to 85,000 copies.
Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200:
- "The Power of Madonna" - "Glee" cast
- "Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
- "My World 2.0" - Justin Bieber
- "Iron Man 2" soundtrack - AC/DC
- "Raymond vs. Raymond" - Usher
- "Now That's What I Call Music!" - various artists
- "Encores" - Jimmy Buffett
- "My World" - Justin Bieber
- "The Foundation" - Zac Brown Band
- "The Fame" - Lady GaGa
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