Maroon 5, Jason Mraz and Train make big Debuts on the Charts

NBC’s The Voice may not be able to produce any viable pop star, but it sure does wonders for its pop star judges. Last year all four judges saw their album and singles sales rise with their exposure on the show and it yielded a bona-fide Grammy nominated # 1 smash with Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera‘s “Moves Like Jagger”. It may be doing the same thing this week as that groups new single “Payphone” featuring Wiz Khalifa debuted on the show last week and now it flies onto the Hot 100 at # 3 selling the most digital downloads in one week for a group in history. Will it rise to the top soon? It could but it will have to fend off Gotye’s hot “Somebody that I Used to Know” which makes it two weeks on top with this frame. Check out the new top ten below and for more on the Singles charts, head to Billboard here.

Top Ten Singles on the Hot 100:
1. “Somebody that I Used to Know”- Gotye w/Kimbra (last week~ 1)
2. “We Are Young”- fun. w/Janelle Monae (lw~ 2)
3. “Payphone”- Maroon 5 w/ Wiz Khalifa (debut)
4. “Boyfriend”- Justin Bieber (lw~ 5)
5. “Glad You Came”- The Wanted (lw~ 3)
6. “Wild Ones”- Flo Rida w/ SIa (lw~ 6)
7. “Call Me Maybe”- Carly Rae Jepsen (lw~8)
8. “What Makes You Beautiful”- One Direction (lw~ 4)
9. “Starships”- Nicki Minaj (lw~ 7)
10. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”- Kelly Clarkson (lw~ 9)

And here’s Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa peforming “Payphone” live on The Voice

Over on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, we have several new entries from Grammy winners Jason Mraz and Train, plus some rapper I’ve never heard of called Future. However all three, despite getting their best sales weeks and highest charting albums to date, fall behind last week’s leader, Lionel Richie who makes it two weeks in the pole position with Tuskegee. For more on this race, head here and check out the new top ten below.

Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200:
1. Tuskegee- Lionel Richie (last week~ 1)
2. Love is Four Letter Word- Jason Mraz (debut)
3. 21- Adele (lw~ 2)
4. California 37- Train (debut)
5. Up All Night- One Direction (lw~ 5)
6. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded- Nicki Minaj (lw~ 3)
7. Making Mirrors- Gotye (lw~ 7)
8. Pluto- Future (debut)
9. Slipstream- Bonnie Raitt (lw~ 6)
10. Tailgates & Tanlines- Luke Bryan (lw~ 13)


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