Billboard Chart Flash: Week of March 15 – 21

For an eigth straight week, Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now sits atop the Country Albums Chart and returns to the top of the Hot 200 chart. On the Hot Country Songs chart, a newcomer claims his first number one song of his career. Find out who it is in the week’s Billboard Chart Flash.

It’s no surprise that Lady A’s sophomore disc, Need You Now, remains atop the Country Albums chart after selling a little less than 100,000 copies this week. The album also returns for the fourth non-consecutive week to the top of the Hot 200 chart. The trio’s sales to date reach 1.4 million copies after this week’s sales. Their smash hit single of the same name, “Need You Now,” remains atop the Adult Pop Songs chart and reaches number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Following Lady Antebellum on the Country Albums chart is the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation, which vaults up three spaces to the number two spot. Slipping to number three is Gary Allan’s latest, Get Off on the Pain, while Taylor Swift returns to the top five as Fearless climbs up to number four. Rounding out the top five is Blake Shelton’s EP Hillbilly Bone

Over on the singles chart, Easton Corbin’s debut single, “A Little More Country Than That,” climbs up to the top spot and becomes the singer’s first number one song. Right on his heels is Carrie Underwood with her tearjerker single, “Temporary Home,” which climbs up one to number two. Slipping down to the third spot is last week’s number one, “Hillbilly Bone” by Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins. The Zac Brown Band’s “Highway 20 Ride” climbs up a notch and lands in the number four spot while Keith Urban scores another top five hit with “Til’ Summer Comes Around.”

Leading the week’s debut songs is the ACM’s Top New Vocal Group, Gloriana, with its single “The World is Ours Tonight” which comes in at number 51. The other debut song this week is Randy Montana’s “Ain’t Much Left of Lovin’ You” which bows in at number 59.

All eyes will be on the singles chart next week to see if Easton Corbin can spend another week at number one or if Carrie Underwood will score yet another number one single. Oh and I guess we’ll see if Lady Antebellum falls from the top of the Albums chart, but we won’t hold our breath. Find out on next week’s Chart Flash.

To purchase Lady Antebellum’s album Need You Now click on the cover below. You can also click on Easton Corbin’s cover below to download his number one smash, “A Little More Country That That.”

Need You Now [+digital booklet]
A Little More Country Than That
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