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Sara Evans Scores Second Week @ #1 with "Stronger"

By: Allen Jacobs

Last Updated: March 23, 2011 2:03 PM

It’s that time of the week again.  You know, that time of the week where we go over the Nielsen SoundScan numbers for the week.  With no big time new albums this week – outside of Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers’ bluegrass album Rare Bird Alert – ­Sara Evans retains a second week atop the SoundScan Top 20 country albums rundown this week.  Stronger has now sold nearly 80,000 copies in two weeks.  Last week’s #2 album remains in the same slot this week as Jason Aldean is barely held-off as he is less than 20,000 copies from scanning past a Million units sold.  Rascal Flatts continues to garner a nice sales boost which has them sliding back into the Top 5 this week as Nothing Like This is over 700,000 copies sold.  The Zac Brown Band’s next with You Get What You Give has almost 770,000 copies while Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now has now sold 3.3 million copies. 

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
6 17 Sara Evans Stronger 22,180 77,416
18 18 Jason Aldean My Kinda Party 21,258 980,337
23 20 Rascal Flatts Nothing Like This 19,259 703,437
25 23 Zac Brown Band You Get What You Give 16,487 770,704
20 24 Lady Antebellum Need You Now 15,964 3,372,300

Taylor Swift’s Speak Now leads the 6-10 section of this rundown with Kenny Rogers’ Love of God Cracker Barrel-exclusive album gained in sales in its second week on the charts. With little awareness, the album has now impressively moved 25,000 copies.  Aaron Lewis’ Town Line is next and has sold nearly 70,000 copies in a month on the charts while Thompson Square now officially has the best-selling album from a new artist in 2011 as they look to get the #1 slot on next week’s singles charts with “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not.”  The Band Perry’s self-titled album moved nearly 10,000 more copies with the family trio close to scanning Gold. 

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
24 26 Taylor Swift Speak Now 15,098 3,271,623
31 27 Kenny Rogers  Love of God 12,945 25,535
22 30 Aaron Lewis  Town Line 12,236 67,542
34 36 Thompson Square Thompson Square 10,786 99,812
45 41 The Band Perry The Band Perry 9,862 456,401

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Rare Bird Alert arrives at #11 this week (while simultaneously being the #1 bluegrass album) with over 9,500 copies sold. Kenny Chesney’s Hemingway’s Whiskey is next with 750,000 copies now nearly-officially sold 750,000 albums while Sugarland slinks past the 900k mark with The Incredible Machine.  Tim McGraw’s Number One Hits has now scanned over 300,000 copies and if he can get to 500,000 at some point in the future, the record will be certified Platinum.  Miranda Lambert’s Revolution rounds out the Top 15. 

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
NEW 42 Steve  Martin/S.C.Rangers Rare Bird Alert 9,481 9,520
50 46 Kenny Chesney Hemingway's Whiskey 9,109 749,570
51 47 Sugarland The Incredible Machine 9,068 900,357
60 51 Tim McGraw Number One Hits 8,364 301,641
65 60 Miranda Lambert Revolution 7,576 1,234,096

Lucinda Williams’ Blessed has now moved 45,000 copies in three weeks while The Foundation from the Zac Brown Band’s debut album is next with 7200 more copies finding a home.  Blake Shelton’s Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton follows suit with over 206,000 copies now in the hands of fans out there.  Billy Currington’s Enjoy Yourself now has scanned over 276,000 copies while “Let Me Down Easy” hit #1 on both Aircheck and Billboard radio single charts this week.  Rounding out this week’s SoundScan Country Top 20 is Jerrod Niemann’s Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
33 65 Lucinda Williams Blessed 7,283 45,128
70 66 Zac Brown Band Foundation 7,272 2,552,316
75 74 Blake Shelton Loaded: Best Of… 6,394 206,517
86 77 Billy Currington Enjoy Yourself 5,939 276,084
92 91 Jerrod Niemann Judge Jerrod/Hung Jury 5,248 270,747

Keith Urban leads off the interesting album section this week with Get Closer moving another 4,300 copies albums this week as “Without You” continues to run up the chart.  Easton Corbin’s self-titled album sold nearly 4,000 copies as well while Steel Magnolia sits next with nearly 94,000 copies sold of their self-titled album.  Reba McEntire’s All The Woman I Am has now sold over 250,000 copies while Zac Brown Band’s Pass The Jar…Zac Brown Band and Friends has moved over 224,000 copies and is certainly almost Platinum. 

 

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
123 112 Keith Urban Get Closer 4,316 554,550
129 124 Easton Corbin Easton Corbin 3,926 345,531
121 142 Steel Magnolia Steel Magnolia 3,434 93,439
135 150 Reba McEntire All The Woman I Am 3,280 254,490
Re-Enter 169 Zac Brown Band Pass The Jar… 2,730 224,059

Next week Josh Kelley’s Georgia Clay will hit the charts somewhere next week and as usual, we’ll be here to tell you where it lands.

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