Country crooners surpass Cyrus' 'Breakout'
Sugarland’s “Love on the Inside” saw less of a second-week sales slide than Miley Cyrus’ “Breakout” and took the pole position in this week’s race to No. 1.
“Love on the Inside” sold 171,000 copies in the week ended Sunday, a drop of 45%, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to give the country duo their first No. 1 album. In the same week, Sugarland secured their fourth No. 1 single from the disc, “All I Want to Do.”
Cyrus’ “Breakout” sold 163,000 units, down 56%. On Sunday, an original episode of her show “Hannah Montana” posted its best ratings since mid-October.
The “Mamma Mia!” soundtrack remains at No. 3, selling 138,000 copies.
Among debuts, Christian rockers Third Day posted their finest week ever as “Revelation” (Provident Music Group) sold a career-best 75,000 copies to open at No. 6.
Razor & Tie’s “Kidz Bop 14” moved 58,000, up 20% spike from the debut of “Kidz Bop 13,” to come in at No. 8. It’s the eighth consecutive top 10 debut for the franchise. Album features the first collaboration between an established artist, Sean Kingston, and the children’s chorus Kidz Bop Kids.
The self-titled debut album from Scars on Broadway, which features System of a Down members Daron Malakian and John Dolmayan, sold 24,000 to start at No. 17. Rick Springfield’s “Venus in Overdrive” (Next Door) sold 16,000 copies to pull in at No. 28.