The singles “I’m a Flirt” and “Same Girl” helped push R. Kelly’s “Double Up” (Jive) to No. 1 on the nation’s album sales chart.
R&B singer’s 10th disc sold 386,000 copies in the week ended Sunday, according to Nielsen SoundScan, making the album his sixth chart-topper.
Country singer Jason Aldean’s “Relentless” (Broken Bow) sold 98,000 copies to open at No. 4, far outpacing his frosh effort, which peaked at No. 37. Debut is the third highest for a country artist this year. Aldean, whose hit single is “Johnny Cash,” will open shows for Rascal Flatts this summer.
Only two other albums debuted in the top 100.
Indie Philadelphia outfit Circa Survive posted its chart debut with “On Letting Go” (Equal Vision) selling 24,000 copies and opening at No. 24. The latest effort from Perry Farrell, Satellite Party’s “Ultra Payloaded” (Columbia), beamed up sales of 8,000 to open at No. 91.
Richard Thompson’s 31st album, “Sweet Wonder” (Shout! Factory), sold 6,500 copies to debut at No. 111 — the highest he has charted since “You! Me Us?” hit No. 97 in 1996.
Last week’s No. 1, Maroon 5’s “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long,” dropped one slot, selling 172,000 copies.