Billboard Chart Flash: Week of March 1 – 7

The multi-week reign atop the country Billboard charts has ended for either Lady Antebellum or Josh Turner. Did one of the many new album releases take down the unstoppable Need You Now album or was Billy Currington able to get enough radio play to knock off Turner’s “Why Don’t We Just Dance” as the top song? Read this week’s Billboard Chart Flash to find out!

If you were betting on one of the three new albums that debuted on this week’s Country Albums chart to take down Lady Antebellum, then you’d be wrong. Lady A’s Need You Now sold another 125,600 to not only stay atop the Country Albums chart but it also returned to the top of the all-genre Hot 200 albums chart. This week’s sales brought the album’s total to 1.285 million albums in only seven weeks.

Blake Shelton won the battle of the new albums by selling nearly 71,000 copies of his six song EP Hillbilly Bone to come in the second slot. American Idol’s Danny Gokey sold a little over 65,200 copies of his debut album, My Best Days, to debut at number three. Newcomer Easton Corbin rode the momentum of his first top five single to sell 43,100 copies of his self-titled debut album. Rounding out the top five albums is Taylor Swift’s Fearless which sold another 25,000 copies this week.

Over on the singles chart, Billy Currington’s hit “That’s How Country Boys Roll” ended Josh Turner’s 5 week run to become the new number one song in America. Turner’s “Why Don’t We Just Dance” slips to the second spot. Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins’ hit “Hillbilly Bone” climbs up to number three while Easton Corbin’s debut single “A Little More Country than That” climbs into the top five to the number four spot. Carrie Underwood’s “Temporary Home” rounds out the top five and also becomes her eleventh top five single.

Leading this week’s debut singles is Little Big Town with their latest single, “Little White Church,” which bows in at number 48. The Harters’ “Jenny” comes in at number 54 and Josh Thompson’s “Way Out Here” comes in at number 57.

Does Billy Currington have enough steam to start a streak at number one? Can Lady Antebellum continue their dominance on the albums chart? We’ll find out next week!

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