Jonas Brothers land their first #1 album on The Billboard 200. Their album, A Little Bit Longer, opens with sales of 525,000 copies. That's the highest first-week total by a teen-aged act since Britney Spears' third album, Britney, opened with sales of 746,000 in November 2001. (Spears was 19 at the time.) The brothers' new album sold more copies in its first week than their previous album, Jonas Brothers, sold in its first 16 weeks combined.
Jonas Brothers-Kevin, 20, Joe, 19 and Nick, 15-is the second group to reach #1 that included two teenagers. New Kids On The Block hit #1 with Hangin' Tough in September 1989 when two members-Joey McInytre, 16, and Jordan Knight, 19-were still in their teens. (In a neat coincidence, New Kids' Greatest Hits debuts this week at #22.)
The brothers' sophomore album, Jonas Brothers, jumps from #11 to #10. This is the first time a group has placed two albums in the top 10 simultaneously since another teen sensation, *NSYNC, scored for five weeks in lateRead More »from Week Ending Aug. 17, 2008: America’s Teens Have Spoken (Loudly!)