There is clearly a lot of “Endless Love” for Grammy winning music icon Lionel Richie as his country collaborations album Tuskegee rises to the top of the Billboard 200 Albums Chart this week. Climbing to the summit in its third week in release, the record got a big boost from Lionel’s CBS special last Friday and was able to edge out our current Grammy winning superstar Adele. They both held off three debuts in the upper regions from Monica, Bonnie Raitt (with her first top ten since 1994!) and newcomer Hoodie Allen. For more on the album charts, head to Billboard here and check out the new top ten below.
Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart:
1. Tuskegee- Lionel Richie (last week~ 4)
2. 21- Adele (lw~ 2)
3. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded- Nicki Minaj (lw~ 1)
4. New Life- Monica (debut)
5. Up All Night- One Direction (lw~ 5)
6. Slipstream- Bonnie Raitt (debut)
7. Making Mirrors- Gotye (lw~ 15)
8. Boys & Girls- Alabama Shakes (lw~ 16)
9. Changed- Rascal Flatts (lw~ 3)
10. All American- Hoodie Allen (debut)
And here’s Lionel Richie’s first single from Tuskegee, his remake of his own #1 duet with Diana Ross,”Endless Love”, this time featuring Shania Twain.
Over on the Hot 100, Gotye finally breaks fun.‘s stranglehold on the top spot as his debut single, “Somebody that I Used to Know” climbs a notch to # 1. The song is exploding at radio and had a huge week of digital sales with over 500,000 units sold. It was a nice boost after the song was featured on American Idol, Glee and Saturday Night Live where the singer performed. (This all helped boost his album sales too as he hit the top ten again.)… For more on Gotye’s hit and the Hot 100, click here and check out the new top ten below.
Top Ten Songs on the Hot 100:
1. “Somebody that I Used to Know”- Gotye w/Kimbra (last week~ 2)
2. “We Are Young”- fun. w/Janelle Monae (lw~ 1)
3. “Glad You Came”- The Wanted (lw~ 3)
4. “What Makes You Beautiful”- One Direction (lw~ 4)
5. “Boyfriend”- Justin Bieber (lw~ 5)
6. “Wild Ones”- Flo Rida w/Sia (lw~ 7)
7. “Starships”- Nicki Minaj (lw~ 6)
8. “Call Me Maybe”- Carly Rae Jepsen (lw~ 10)
9. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”- Kelly Clarkson (lw~8)
10. “Part of Me”- Katy Perry (lw~ 9)
And there’s one last chart note this week as the Glee Cast notches its 200th charting single on the Hot 100. They land both their cover of “Somebody that I Used to Know” at # 26 and their mashup of Duran Duran’s “Rio” and “Hungry Like the Wolf” at # 98. Congrats Gleeks!!