Sales for 'A Little Bit Longer' dip 72%
The Jonas Brothers’ “A Little Bit Longer” saw a staggering sales drop — 72% — in its second week but still managed to hold on to the No. 1 slot.Hollywood Records release sold 147,000 copies in the week ended Sunday, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It sold 672,000 in its first 12 days of release. Top debut of the week came from Staind, whose Flip/Atlantic album “The Illusion of Progress” sold 92,000 copies to start at No. 3. Album is the band’s sixth; their last three have hit No. 1. Sales got a boost from an Amazon.com pre-release promotion, and the band has been on a worldwide summer tour. They will perform in Europe next month with Nickelback, returning for a headlining trek with Seether and Papa Roach that runs Oct. 4-Nov. 18. Ice Cube’s “Raw Footage” (Lench Mob) sold 70,000 to debut at No. 5. Sales are about half of what his last album did in its debut week two years ago. Two acts powered by cable shows came next. Shwayze, featured on the MTV reality show “Buzzin’,” sold 47,000 copies of its self-titled Interscope debut to start at No. 10; the Cheetah Girls’ telepic soundtrack “One World” (Hollywood) sold 34,000 to swing in at No. 13. Among other debuts were the Academy Is…’s “Fast Times at Barrington High” (Fueled by Ramen), which sold 23,000 (No. 17); Black Stone Cherry’s “Folklore and Superstition” (Roadrunner), 14,000 (No. 28); and Family Force Five’s “Dance or Die” (Transparent Media Group/EMI), 13,000 (No. 30).