Eric Church, Britney and Amy Winehouse make news on the Charts

Country crooner Eric Church (who?) lands his first # 1 album on the Billboard Top 200 Album charts and the Country album charts with his latest, Chief, as it pushes the biggest record of the year, Adele’s 21 back a notch. The up and coming Church leads two other debuts from Kelly Rowland and Joss Stone in this week’s top ten, but the big news comes from the late Amy Winehouse who bounds into the top five with her signature Grammy winning album Back to Black. It’s up to # 4 after a full week of sales since her sad passing pushed the record back into the top ten last week. Take a look at the new top ten below.

Billboard 200 Top Ten Albums:
1. Chief- Eric Church (debut)
2. 21- Adele (last week~ 1)
3. Here I Am- Kelly Rowland (debut)
4. Back to Black- Amy Winehouse (lw~ 9)
5. My Kinda Party- Jason Aldean (lw~8)
6. 4- Beyonce (lw~ 4)
7. Kidz Bop 20- Various Artist (lw~ 2)
8. Red River Blue- Blake Shelton (lw~ 6)
9. LP1- Joss Stone (debut)
10. Hell: The Sequel- Bad Meets Evil (lw~11)

Winehouse is also making waves on the singles charts as three of her tracks fly up the Digital songs charts with “Rehab” hitting # 20, “You Know I’m Know Good” at # 52 and “Back to Black” at # 54. … Over on the Hot 100, LMFAO are still holding off Katy Perry at the top with “Party Rock Anthem” while Britney Spears grabs her 3rd consecutive top ten from her Femme Fatale album with “I Wanna Go”. This represents the first album in Brit’s career to amass three top ten singles on the Hot 100. She had two a piece from Circus (“Womanizer”, “Circus”) and Baby… One More Time (“Baby… One More Time”, “You Drive Me Crazy”). For more on these charts, head to Billboard here, and take a gander at the tops in pops below.

Hot 100 Top Ten Singles:
1. “Party Rock Anthem”- LMFAO (lw~ 1, 5 weeks on top)
2. “Last Friday Night”- Katy Perry (lw~ 2)
3. “Super Bass”- Nicki Minaj (lw~ 4)
4. “Give Me Everything”- Pitburll w/ NeYo, Nayer & Afrojack (lw~ 3)
5. “How to Love”- Lil Wayne (lw~ 6)
6. “Rolling in the Deep”- Adele (lw~ 5)
7. “Lighters”- Bad Meets Evil w/Bruno Mars (lw~ 10)
8. “Tonight Tonight”- Hot Chelle Rae (lw~ 7)
9. “I Wanna Go”- Britney Spears (lw~ 11)
10. “The Edge of Glory”- Lady Gaga (lw~8)

Here’s Brit’s fun new video for “I Wanna Go” as well, and let me say, this is by far her best single and vid from Femme Fatale yet!
Britney Spears “I Wanna Go”

One last thing for ya concerns Adele. Over the past few weeks, no one has seemed to be able to pick which song should be her follow-up to her massively successful first single “Rolling in the Deep” which hit # 1 on the Hot 100, Pop, Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary and Adult Alternative charts along with charting on the Rock, Dance and R&B charts. So, what’s happening? A bunch of her songs are all appearing on the Hot 100 now. First at # 73 is the supposed second single and my fave from the album, “Someone Like You” (which is climbing at Pop and Adult Top 40 radio). Then “Set Fire to the Rain” re-enters at # 84 (and is charging up the Dance charts with a hot remix). Finally the current Adult Alternative # 1 “Rumour Has It” debuts at #96. It’s all Adele all the time! Congrats to this deservingly brilliant talent.

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