'Glee' Rules Hot 200, Blocking 'Eclipse' and Christina Aguilera
The sale number for albums this week is in and latest "Glee" soundtrack arrives atop Billboard Hot 200. The six-song mini album "Glee: The Music - Journey to Regionals" prevents "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" theme songs compilation and Christina Aguilera's fourth studio album "Bionic" from taking the top spot.
"Journey to Regionals" pulls in around 152,000 units in its first week on sale. Meanwhile, the "Eclipse" soundtrack which is led by Muse's "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)" follows with 144,000 and "Bionic" enters the chart with 110,000 copies.
This becomes Christina's lowest chart debut to date. She previously arrived at the No. 1 position on the U.S. albums chart with her 1999 first album "Christina Aguilera", and bowed at the runner-up place with her next two installments, 2002 "Stripped" and 2006 "Back to Basics".
Back on this week's chart, three other new releases which crack the Top 10 are Plies' "Goon Affiliated", Dierks Bentley's "Up on the Ridge" and Jewel Kilcher's "Sweet and Wild". Plies enters at No. 5 with 56,000, while Dierks and Jewel sit at No. 9 and 10 with 38,000 and 31,000 respectively.
The victory of "Glee" soundtrack, meanwhile, forces last week's chart topper Jack Johnson's "To the Sea" to fall to No. 4 with 89,000. Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" is also knocked by "Eclipse" to No. 6 with 49,000 and "Glee, the Music, Volume 3: Showstoppers" loses its last week's position by dropping to No. 7 with 40,000. Furthermore, the seventh spot on the list is secured by Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" with 39,000.
Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200:
- "Glee: The Music - Journey to Regionals" - various artists
- "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" soundtrack - various artists
- "Bionic" - Christina Aguilera
- "To the Sea" - Jack Johnson
- "Goon Affiliated" - Plies
- "My World 2.0" - Justin Bieber
- "Glee: The Music, Volume 3: Showstoppers" - various artists
- "Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
- "Up on the Ridge" - Dierks Bentley
- "Sweet and Wild" - Jewel Kilcher
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