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Jack Johnson’s ‘From Here to Now to You’ Tops the Album Chart

In a week filled with new arrivals, Hawaiian troubadour Jack Johnson prevailed on the U.S. album chart, capturing his third consecutive No. 1 album.

Johnson’s “From Here to Now to You” (Brushfire) pulled down the top slot with debut sales of 117,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ending Sept. 22. It succeeded 2010’s “To the Sea” and 2008’s “Sleep Through the Static” at the pinnacle, though the new release scanned less than half of its predecessor’s first-week tally of 243,000.

Four other new releases crowded into the top five, with two country vocalists following up his lead. The country genre was repped in five of the top 10 slots this week.

Justin Moore’s third studio set “Off the Beaten Path” (Valory) settled in at No. 2, shifting 97,000; the Arkansas-born performer’s previous personal best, “Outlaws Like Me” (2011), peaked at No. 5.

Chris Young’s “A.M.” (Sony Nashville) climbed on at No. 3 with 53,000. The Murfreesboro, TN-born singer bested his previous high water mark by one chart rung: “Neon” debuted at No. 4 in 2011 with a 73,000-unit bow.

Maybach Music Group’s “Vol. 3: MMG Presents Self Made” rap compilation claimed No 4 with a 50,000-unit score. The Rick Ross-led anthology includes appearances by Lupe Fiasco, Meek Mill, Wale and several up-and-coming rap stars.

Superstar DJ Avicii’s “True” (Island) closed out the top five with a 50,000-unit debut mark. The Sweden-born mixmaster’s first full-length album was led onto the chart by the single “Wake Me Up,” a collaboration with vocalist Aloe Blacc, which has scanned 15.3 million to date.

One more debut landed last week: Country vocalist Billy Currington’s “We Are Tonight” (Mercury Nashville) launched at No. 10 with a mild 26,000 sold. His previous release “Enjoy Yourself” logged on at No. 9 with 45,000.

The week’s top 10 holdovers comprised Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party” (No. 6, 47,000 sold, off 11%), 2 Chainz’s “B.O.A.T.S. II” (No. 7, 35,000, down 46%), Keith Urban’s “Fuse” (No. 8, 31,000, off 68%) and the Weeknd’s “KissLand” (No. 9, 26,000, down 73%).

“Nothing Was the Same,” the third release by Canadian rapper Drake, released yesterday, is virtually guaranteed placement at the top of the chart next week.

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