Billboard Chart Flash: Week of April 5 – 11

Remember this week because it could very well be the week of Lady Antebellum. Not only did country music’s hottest trio continue its dominate chart reign on the albums chart, it also finds itself atop the Hot Country Songs chart with its latest smash hit, “American Honey.” By the end of Sunday night, Lady A could cap off a fabulous week with seven ACM award wins. Find out who follows Lady A on this week’s Billboard country charts in this week’s Chart Flash.

Lady Antebellum continues their dominance on the albums chart as they hold the number one spot for an eleventh consecutive week. Their sophomore album, Need You Now, sold just under 57,000 copies to bring the album’s 11-week total to just over 1.7 million copies. Right on Lady A’s heels for the second week in a row is Alan Jackson with his latest, Freight Train. Moving up one spot to number three is Zac Brown Band with their debut album, The Foundation. Falling to the fourth spot is Taylor Swift’s massive seller, Fearless, while Miranda Lambert shows a strong increase in sales of her album, Revolution, to round out the top five.

Over on the singles chart, Lady Antebellum’s second single off their Need You Now album, “American Honey,” knocks the Zac Brown Band’s “Highway 20 Ride” from the top spot (ZBB is now in the second slot). Keith Urban’s “‘Til Summer Comes Around” finally moved from the fifth spot its occupied for three weeks up to the third spot. Finally breaking into the top five at number four is Kenny Chesney with his hit, “Ain’t Back Yet.” Finishing off the top five songs in America is Joe Nichols with “Gimme That Girl.”

Jake Owen leads this week’s debut singles with his latest “Tell Me” which lands at number 57. Following Jake at number 59 is Josh Turner with his single, “All Over Me.” Rounding out the list of debuts is Trailor Choir with “Rollin’ Through the Sunshine” which bows in at number 60.

Can anyone stop 2010’s biggest country music group, Lady Antebellum? Or will they make it two weeks in a row to dominate both charts?? Find out next Thursday when we post another chart flash!

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