Billboard Chart Flash: Week of March 8 – 14

Move over Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum has arrived and become country’s new supergroup. This week, Lady Antebellum not only kept its firm grip on the Country Albums chart but they also took the top spot on another chart. Find out which chart it was and who is number one on the country singles chart.

For the seventh week in a row, Lady Antebellum’s sophomore cd, Need You Now, sold another 100,000 copies to remain atop the Country Albums Chart. That brings the cd’s total sales to nearly 1.4 million copies in less than two months since being released. Also, Lady A’s hit single, “Need You Now,” is number one on Billboard’s Rado Songs chart as well as the Adult Pop Songs chart. The song is also number two on the Hot 100 chart.

The remaining albums in the top five are led by Gary Allan’s newest release, Get Off On The Pain, which sold 65,000 copies to debut at number two. Falling to number three is Blake Shelton’s EP Hillbilly Bone while Danny Gokey’s album, My Best Days, slips to number four. Rouding out the top five is Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation.

There was plenty of movement over on the singles chart. Last week’s number one song, Billy Currington’s “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” plummets out of the top five leaving room for Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins’ “Hillbilly Bone” to rise to the top spot. Also making a move upward is Easton Corbin with his debut single, “A Little More Country Than That,” which climbs two spots to the second position. Carrie Underwood moves closer to scoring her twelveth number one song as “Temporary Home” reaches the third spot. Rouding out the top five are Josh Turner’s “Why Don’t We Just Dance” at number four and Zac Brown Band’s “Highway 20 Ride” at number five.

There was only one new song this week and that belongs to James Otto and his single “Groovy Little Summer Song” which debuts at 54.

All eyes will be on Lady Antebellum next week to see if they can nab their first number one song on the Hot 100 chart and continue their dominance of the albums chart. With no big time releases this week, it’s hard to imagine Lady A falling out of the top spot. We’ll see if anything interesting happens on the charts next week.

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