'A Little Bit Longer' is band's first No. 1 disc
The Jonas Brothers’ “A Little Bit Longer” (Hollywood) is the teen heartthrobs’ first No. 1, selling 525,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan data.
It’s only the third time this year that an album has registered sales of more than a half million in its opening stanza.
In addition, the Jonases’ self-titled second album, which has been on the chart a little more than a year, rose to No. 10, selling 31,000 copies in the week ended Sunday. It has been nine years since an act — ‘N Sync — had two top 10 albums.
Jonas Brothers-mania continues in the No. 8 slot, where the soundtrack to the Disney telepic “Camp Rock” sits, having sold 50,000 units.
Disney-owned labels have four of the top 10 entries, with Miley Cyrus’ “Breakout” at No. 4 on sales of 85,000.
The week’s top debut was Daddy Yankee’s “Talento de Barrio” (Machete), which sold 26,000 to open at No. 13. Yung Berg’s “Look What You Made Me” (Epic), at No. 20, and New Kids on the Block’s “Greatest Hits” (Columbia), at No. 22, both sold 19,000.
After having a song appear in a GM ad during the Olympics, Brandi Carlile’s “The Story” returned to the top 100, selling 6,000 copies to hit No. 8.