Lil Wayne, Adele, Beyonce and Gaga storm the charts after the VMA’s

Despite the fact that MTV rarely plays any music anymore, their Video Music Awards shows still can have a big impact. After last week’s telecast (the highest rated in the network’s history), a ton of artists saw big sales boosts for their latest releases. Adele increased by 88% while Beyonce flew up 87% following their brilliant performances. Another VMA performer Lil Wayne made a gigantic debut at # 1 on the album chart with his latest, Tha Carter IV, selling 964,000 copies for the second biggest debut of the year (after Lady Gaga’s Born This Way). It was Wayne’s 3rd chart topper and held off debuts from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, DJ superstar David Guetta and country crooner Jake Owen. Take a look at the new Billboard top ten below.

Billboard 200 Top Ten Albums:
1. Tha Carter IV- Lil Wayne (debut)
2. I’m With You- Red Hot Chili Peppers (debut)
3. 21- Adele (last week~ 3)
4. Watch the Throne- Jay Z & Kanye West (lw~ 2)
5. Nothing But the Beat- David Guetta (debut)
6. Barefoot Blue Jean Night- Jake Owen (debut)
7. 4- Beyonce (lw~ 12)
8. The R.E.D. Album- The Game (lw~ 1)
9. What Matters Most- Barbra Streisand (lw~ 4)
10. Now 39 Compilation- Various Artists (lw~ 6)

Over on the singles charts, the VMA’s caused all kinds of havoc with two big debuts from performers as Lil Wayne’s “Mirrors” with Bruno Mars began at # 16 while Beyonce’s “Love on Top” opened at # 20. Jumping into the top ten were performers Lady Gaga who grabbed her 11th top ten with “You and I” and Cobra Starship whose sang on the pre show and nabbed another hit with “You Make Me Feel”. But the biggest winner from the show was Adele whose second single, the glorious ballad “Someone Like You” rocketed to the top becoming her second consecutive # 1. Check out the new top ten below.
And for more on the charts head to www.billboard.com

Hot 100 Top Ten Songs:
1. “Someone Like You”- Adele (last week~ 19)
2. “Moves Like Jagger”- Maroon 5 w/Christina Aguilera (lw~ 1)
3. “Pumped Up Kicks”- Foster the People (lw~ 3)
4. “Party Rock Anthem”- LMFAO (lw~ 2)
5. “Super Bass”- Nicki Minaj (lw~ 6)
6. “You and I”- Lady Gaga (lw~ 16)
7. “Lighters”- Bad Meets Evil w/Bruno Mars (lw~ 4)
8. “You Make Me Feel…” –Cobra Starship w/Sabi (lw~ 18)
9. “Give Me Everything”- Pitbull w/NeYo, Nayer & Afrojack (lw~ 9)
10. “Last Friday Night”- Katy Perry (lw~ 5)

And here’s a final treat for you~ the new # 1 song in the country sung live in her home with some great little remarks from the one and only Adele…
Adele “Someone Like You (live at home)”

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