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Lady Antebellum Beats 'The Great Gatsby' Soundtrack to the Top of Billboard 200

May 16, 2013 (6:18 am) GMT
By edging out the Jay-Z-produced soundtrack album, the country band lands its third No. 1 album in the chart with 'Golden'.
Lady Antebellum Beats 'The Great Gatsby' Soundtrack to the Top of Billboard 200

Country pop music group reigns supreme in this week's Billboard 200 album chart with their new album "Golden", arriving at the top spot with 167,000 copies sold. With a safe lead of 30,000 records separating it from the week's runner-up, "Golden" gives the trio their third No. 1 album in the chart, after 2010 LP "" and 2011-released "".

Although "" soundtrack's 137,000 debut wasn't enough to give executive producer the No. 1 spot, it posted much higher sales than the 95,000 estimate originally projected for the star-studded compilation. It actually is the best sales week in over a year for a soundtrack, coming after ": Songs From District 12 and Beyond" which entered the chart with 175,000.

Taking 's long-maintained position at No. 3 is the new "Now 46" compilation, debuting in the top ten with 91,000 copies sold. Meanwhile, occupying the fourth spot is 's "", down 12% with 84,000 and falling two places down from last week's No. 2 position.

At No. 5 is another debut, the sophomore album "", moving 83,000 copies in its first week in the chart, followed at No. 6 by JT's "", down by 3% with 66,000. The No. 7 spot is filled by the fifth and last debut album in the chart this week, 's "Time", with 52,000, becoming the legendary rocker's highest-charting LP containing all original materials since his 1979 "Blondes Have More Fun".

Rounding up the top ten are last week's top album, 's "" falling down to No. 8 with 48,000, posting a staggering 68% decline in sales, followed at No. 9 by 's consistent chart entry "", which slides down from No. 6 although its sales went up by 9% with 38,000. Getting the last spot in the top ten despite a 24% increase in records sold with 32,000 is last week's No. 8, ' "".

Billboard 200

  1. - "" (167,000)
  2. various artists -" Soundtrack" (137,000)
  3. various artists - "Now 46" (91,000)
  4. - "" (84,000)
  5. - "" (83,000)
  6. - "" (66,000)
  7. - "Time" (52,000)
  8. - "" (48,000)
  9. -"" (38,000)
  10. - "" (32,000)


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