Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream." The remake, which has sold 481K digital copies, was also featured on Glee: Volume 4.
Both fictional groups outsold two real groups that are listed in this week's top 10: Alison Krauss & Union Station and Mumford & Sons.
the Monkees and the Partridge Family, both of which sold millions of records. Lemonade Mouth, which played to 13.5 million viewers in its first two airings, joins a long line of Disney Channel movies to spawn hit soundtracks. It follows The Cheetah Girls, High School Musical, Jump In!, Camp Rock and Wizards Of Waverly Place.
Glee Presents The Warblers is the 10th consecutive Glee album or EP to debut in the top 10. The album sold 86K in its first week. Of the 10 Glee albums or EPs, only Rocky Horror (which bowed with sales of 48K) had a slimmer first week. There may be, after so many titles in such a concentrated period, some Glee fatigue.
That said, Glee has spawned more top 10 albums than any other TV show in history. Four TV series are tied for second place, with five top 10 albums each: Sing Along With Mitch (the tally just counts albums released during the run of the show), The Monkees, American Idol (not counting albums by individual contestants) and Hannah Montana (not counting the movie soundtrack or strictly solo albums by star Miley Cyrus).
21 has never ranked below #3. It's the first album to spend its first nine weeks in the top three since Eminem's Recovery, which spent its first 13 weeks in the top three last year.Haley Reinhart performed "Rolling in the Deep" on American Idol. Gwyneth Paltrow sang "Turning Tables" on Glee.
Adele heads three key year-to-date charts. 21 is the best-selling album for the year-to-date, with sales of 1,275,000. (Mumford & Sons' Sigh No More is a distant second, with sales of 719K in this calendar year.) 21 is also the top-selling digital album, with sales of 592K (again, Sigh No More is second, with digital sales of 397K in this calendar year). And Adele's previous album, 19, is the year's top-selling catalog album, with sales of 162K in this calendar year. (The Black Eyed Peas' The E.N.D. is second, with sales of 126K in this calendar year.)
21 also returns to #1 in the U.K. for a 12th week on top. This is the most weeks an album has been #1 in the U.K. since The Verve's Urban Hymns spent 12 weeks on top in 1997-1998. (That album spawned the international hit "Bitter Sweet Symphony.")Simon & Garfunkel and five on his own.
(Only three other acts in Grammy history have amassed seven or more Album of the Year nominations over the course of their careers. Paul McCartney leads the pack with nine. Frank Sinatra and George Harrison have each gathered eight.)Kanye West returns to #1 on Hot Digital Songs for a sixth week. It's the longest that any hit has topped this chart since "Love The Way You Lie" by Eminem featuring Rihanna had seven weeks on top last summer. Will "E.T." also return to #1 on the Hot 100? You'll find out when we post Chart Watch: Songs later today.
Here's the low-down on this week's top 10 albums.
Adele, 21, 153,000. The album returns to #1 for a fifth week. (And it's likely to stay there for a sixth week.) Four songs from the album are listed on Hot Digital Songs, topped by "Rolling In The Deep," which jumps from #5 to #2. Glee Cast, Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers, 86,000. This new entry is the 10th Glee album to make the top 10. The cast's version of Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know" enters Hot Digital Songs at #119. Foo Fighters, Wasting Light, 72,000. The former #1 album drops to #3 in its second week. "Rope" drops from #96 to #176 on Hot Digital Songs. Britney Spears, Femme Fatale, 45,000. The former #1 album rebounds from #6 to #5 in its fourth week. It has been in the top 10 the entire time. Two songs from the album are listed on Hot Digital Songs. "Till The World Ends" drops from #10 to #12. "Hold It Against Me" drops from #86 to #113. Alison Krauss & Union Station, Paper Airplane, 42,000. The album drops from #3 to #6 in its second week. It's #1 on the country chart for the second week. Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More, 39,000. The album rebounds from #10 to #7 in its 57th week. This is its 15th week in the top 10. The album has sold 1,345,000 copies, more than any other in this week's top 10. Two songs from the album are listed on Hot Digital Songs. "The Cave" drops from #57 to #60. "Little Lion Man" drops from #67 to #72. Paul Simon, So Beautiful Or So What, 37,000. The album drops from #4 to #8 in its second week. The album has sold 106K copies in two weeks. Chris Brown, F.A.M.E., 37,000. The former #1 album holds at #9 for the second week in its fifth week on the chart. It has been in the top 10 the entire time. Three songs from the album are listed on Hot Digital Songs, topped by "Look At Me Now" (featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes), which holds at #8 on Hot Digital Songs. Justin Bieber, Never Say Never: The Remixes, 36,000. The former #1 album rebounds from #23 to #10 in its 10th week. This is its sixth week in the top 10. Two songs from the EP are listed on Hot Digital Songs. "Never Say Never" (featuring Jaden Smith) drops from #75 to #78. "That Should Be Me" jumps from #135 to #130.
Country Strong jumps from #26 to #23 in the wake of the release of the DVD. It's the top-ranking soundtrack to a theatrically-released movie for the eighth week. The album has sold 235K copies...Gorillaz's The Fall debuts at #24. The album was previously available to fan club members in digital form last Christmas. The album was recorded on an iPad during an October 2010 performance on the band's last tour.
The 25th anniversary edition of Les Miserables is the top-selling music video again this week.Phoebe Snow, whose debut album artfully blended elements of pop and jazz, died yesterday. She was 60. Phoebe Snow rose to #4 on The Billboard 200 in March 1975, largely on the strength of the beguiling "Poetry Man," which was a top five single on the Hot 100. Later that year, Snow teamed with Paul Simon (and the Jessy Dixon Singers) on the gospel-infused hit "Gone At Last." Snow was a Grammy finalist for Best New Artist of 1975.
Coming Attractions: No albums are going to take the chart by storm next week, but these five will probably debut in the top 100: The Airborne Toxic Event's All At Once, Emmylou Harris' Hard Bargain, Steve Earle's I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, Augustana's Augustana and Silverstein's Rescue.
- Lemonade Mouth
- Hot Digital Songs