Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Feb. 1 – 7

On this week’s Billboard charts, Lady Antebellum keeps their hold on the number 1 position on both the Country Albums Chart and the all-genre Billboard 200 chart with their sophomore album, Need You Now, while Josh Turner’s “Why Don’t We Just Dance” dethrones Jason Aldean’s “The Truth” as the top Country Song in the country.

Country superstars Lady Antebellum continued to post big numbers with their second album by selling another 208,800 copies, which brings their two week sales total to a whopping 689,800 copies. That makes Lady A the proud owners of 2 gold records and no doubt they’ll have two platinum records in a few weeks.

Other country albums making a splash on the Billboard 200 are Taylor Swift’s Fearless and the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation who both experienced sales increases as a result of their Grammy appearances. Rounding out the top 5 albums on the Country Albums charts are Carrie Underwood’s Play On and Lady Antebellum’s self-titled debut.

Look for there to be a slight shake-up next week with the addition of Josh Turner’s latest release, Haywire, making its debut on the charts.

As for the Hot Country Songs charts, Josh Turner scores his third number 1 with “Why Don’t We Just Dance” which leapfrogs from number 4 to number 1 while bumping Jason Aldean’s “The Truth” back to number 2. Holding steady at number 3 for a second week is Brad Paisley’s “American Saturday Night” while Darius Rucker’s “History in the Making” moves up one to number 4. Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar” slides from number 2 down to the number 5 position.

Emily West leads this week’s debuts by coming in at number 53 with “Blue Sky” which also features Keith Urban. Other debuts include Coldwater Jane’s “Bring on the Love” at 59 and Laura Bell Bundy’s “Giddy on Up” which bows in at 60.

That’s it for our first Billboard Chart flash! We’ll do it again next Thursday!

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