Adele Gooses Gaga on the Charts

The battle of the pop music titans continues again this week as Grammy winners Lady Gaga and Adele keep fighting for the top and this week, the British beauty wins out. Grabbing a 10th week at # 1 on the Billboard Album charts, Adele’s 21 boots out Gaga’s Born This Way after two weeks in the pole position. Adele also rules the roost on the Hot 100 singles charts for a 6th week with “Rolling in the Deep”. Gaga is down further with “The Edge of Glory” which rises to # 6 and could make a charge for the top in a couple of weeks… Now, these two ladies may make the most noise on the charts, but a surprise entry by a bunch of Mormons is the biggest shocker. Yes, the original cast recording of the new 9 time Tony winning Best Musical, The Book of Mormon, makes huge news re-entering the chart at # 3. It marks the first time a Broadway cast album hit the top ten since Hair back in 1969. For more on this accomplishment, head to Billboard here. Other big album debuts this week come from rapper Tech N9ne, rockers All Time Low and country singer Ronnie Dunn (formerly of Brooks n’ Dunn)… Speaking of country, the biggest male country singer of 2011, Jason Aldean landed his first top ten hit on the Hot 100 this week with “Dirt Road Anthem” at # 9 spurred on by big sales after his performance of it with Ludacris on the CMT Awards. It helps his current album stay in the top ten, which is also getting a boost from his amazing former # 1 country duet with Kelly Clarkson “Don’t You Wanna Stay” which is now in the top 20 on the AC and Hot AC charts. That song might even return to the Hot 100 due to its new pop chart popularity much like The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young” which is enjoying new crossover success (after hitting # 19 on the Hot 100 and # 1 on the country charts) as it re-enters at # 46. For more on the Billboard singles charts, head here and check out the new top tens below.

Top Ten Albums:
1. 21- Adele (last week~ 2)
2. Born This Way- Lady Gaga (lw~ 1)
3. The Book of Mormon- Original Cast Recording (Re-Entry)
4. All 6’s & 7’s- Tech N9ne (debut)
5. Ronnie Dunn- Ronnie Dunn (debut)
6. Dirty Work- All Time Low (debut)
7. My Kinda Party- Jason Aldean (lw~8)
8. This is Country Music- Brad Paisley (lw~ 6)
9. Now 38 Compilation- Various Artists (lw~ 7)
10. Codes & Keys- Death Cab for Cutie (lw~ 3)

Top Ten Singles on the Hot 100:
1. “Rolling in the Deep” –Adele (last week~ 1)
2. “Give Me Everything”- Pitbull w/NeYo, Nayer & Afrojack (lw~ 2)
3. “Party Rock Anthem”- LMFAO (lw~ 6)
4. “E.T.”- Katy Perry w/Kanye West (lw~ 3)
5. “The Lazy Song”- Bruno Mars (lw~ 4)
6. “The Edge of Glory”- Lady Gaga (lw~ 7)
7. “On the Floor”- Jennifer Lopez w/Pitbull (lw~ 5)
8. “Just Can’t Get Enough”- Black Eyed Peas (lw~8)
9. “Dirt Road Anthem”- Jason Aldean (lw~ 23)
10. “Super Bass”- Nicki Minaj (lw~ 11)
Hot 100 Debuts-
36. “Monster”- Paramore
46. “If I Die Young”- The Band Perry (Re-entry… previously peaked at # 19)
59. “Remind Me”- Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood
78. “Heartless”- Dia Frampton (From The Voice)
97. “You”- Romeo Santos

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