Note: Three other albums with the shorthand term “rock” in their titles have reached #1: Elton John’s Rock Of The Westies (1975), AC/DC’s For Those About To Rock We Salute You (1981) and Rod Stewart’s Still The Same…Great Rock Classics Of Our Time (2006).
Save Rock And Roll displaces Paramore’s Paramore from the #1 spot. This marks the first time that albums by American rock bands have topped the chart in back-to-back weeks since September, when Dave Matthews Band’s Away From The World dislodged matchbox twenty’s North.
The band released one album in between these two chart-toppers: Folie A Deux, which stalled at #8 in December 2008. After that, the band members took some time off to pursue solo projects.
Save Rock And Roll sold 100K digital copies (out of 154K total). That puts it at #1 on Top Digital Albums.
The album also enters The Official U.K. chart at #2, just behind Michael Buble’s new To Be Loved. Buble’s album is expected to debut at #1 in the U.S. next week. (More on that below.)
Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience holds at #3 for the second week. It has ranked in the top three for its entire five-week life. The album has sold 1,600,000 copies, which is more than either of Timberlake’s previous solo albums had sold at the same point. Timberlake’s first solo album, Justified, sold 1,010,000 copies in its first five weeks. His second, FutureSex/LoveSounds, sold 1,269,000 copies. You don’t need me to tell you that the trend in sales usually runs the other way. Sales usually start to taper off when artists have been around for years.
Shelton’s 2010 greatest hits album, Loaded: The Best Of Blake Shelton, rebounds from #88 to #60 in its 91st week. It’s #1 on Top Catalog Albums.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ fourth studio album, Mosquito, debuts at #5. It’s the band’s first top 10 album. Show Your Bones hit #11 in 2006.
Here’s the low-down on this week’s top 10 albums.
The Top Five: Fall Out Boy’s Save Rock And Roll debuts at #1 (154K). It’s the group’s fourth top 10 album…Kid Cudi’s Indicud debuts at #2 (136K). It’s his third top five album…Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience holds at #3 for the second week in its fifth week (76K). It has been in the top five the entire time… Blake Shelton’s Based On A True Story… holds at #4 for the third week in its fourth week (42K). It has ranked in the top five the entire time…Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Mosquito debuts at #5 (38K). It’s the band’s first top 10 album.
The Second Five: The Band Perry’s Pioneer holds at #6 for the second week in its third week (37K). It has been in the top 10 the entire time…Brad Paisley’s Wheelhouse drops from #2 to #7 in its second week (34K)… Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being II holds at #8 for the second week in its fourth week (31K)…Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ The Heist rebounds from #16 to #9 in its 28th week (30K). This is its fourth week in the top 10…P!nk’s The Truth About Love rebounds from #14 to #10 in its 31st week (28K). This is its 12th week in the top 10.
Andy Mineo’s solo debut album, Heroes For Sale, debuts at #11. The Christian hip-hopper is also a member of the group 116 Clique.
Olly Murs’ third studio album, Right Place Right Time, debuts at #19. The album topped the Official U.K. chart for two weeks in December. It was Murs’ second #1 album in the U.K. In Case You Didn’t Know hit #1 in December 2011.
Iron & Wine’s fifth studio album, Ghost On Ghost, debuts at #26. There are two other “ghostly” debuts in the top 30 this week: Adrian Younge Presents Twelve Reasons To Die Starring Ghostface Killah debuts at #27. Ghost B.C.’s Infestissuman debuts at #28.
Pitch Perfect rebounds from #35 to #29 in its 26th week. It’s the highest-ranking soundtrack to a theatrically-released movie for the 16th week…Live In Concert, an EP by Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y, debuts at #30. That’s not so hot, considering both artists reached the top 10 with their last studio albums.
Sound City—Real To Reel holds at #1 on Top Music Videos for the fourth week.
Oblivion was #1 at the box-office over the weekend.
Coming Attractions: Fantasia’s Side Effects Of You will debut at #2, with first-week sales in the 85K range. Phoenix’s Bankrupt! will open at #4 (45K). Rob Zombie’s Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor will start around #8 (27K). Also due: will.i.am’s #willpower (#14, 21K), Snoop Lion’s Reincarnated (#18, 17K), Tate Stevens’ Tate Stevens (14K),Tom Jones’ Spirit In The Room and Love Has Come For You by Steve Martin & Edie Brickell.
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