Billboard Chart Flash: Week of April 19 – 25

For the first time in 2010, one artist can say they finally bumped power trio Lady Antebellum from the top of the charts. Which chart was Lady A dethroned from and who is the lucky artist who did it? Find out in this week’s Billboard Chart Flash.

If you thought Lady A was finally overtaken on the albums chart, you’d be wrong. For the thirteenth consecutive week, Lady Antebellum’s now double platinum album, Need You Now, holds the top spot on Billboard’s Country Albums chart. The trio sold nearly 82,800 copies bringing the albums total units sold to 1.852 million. Holding steady at number two is Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation. After claiming the Album of the Year award during the ACM awards, Miranda Lambert’s Revolution vaults from six to number three this week while the latest single, “The House That Built Me,” also jumps from thirteen to number nine on the singles chart. Debuting at number four is Willie Nelson with his latest release, Country Music. Rounding out the top five this week is reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, Carrie Underwood with her album Play On.

Over on the singles chart, Joe Nichols leaps from number three to the top spot with his smash hit, “Gimme that Girl.” Nichols bumps Lady Antebellum’s recent number one, “American Honey,” down to the second spot. Climbing up one to the number three spot is Kenny Chesney with “Ain’t Back Yet” while Chris Young’s “That Man I Want to Be” continues its steady climb up the charts to land at number four. Sliding down three spots to round out the top five singles is Zac Brown Band’s “Highway 20 Ride.”

Leading this week’s debut singles is Kellie Pickler’s “Makin’ Me Fall In Love Again” which comes in at no. 53. Following Pickler is Montgomery Gentry’s “While You’re Still Young” (no. 59), and LoCash Cowboys’ “Here Comes Summer” (no. 60).

In a week where, once again, no big albums were released, look to Lady A’s Need You Now to spend a fourteenth week at number one on the albums chart. The big story will be if Joe Nichols can hold onto the number one spot on the singles chart or if someone will dethrone him after just one week. Find out on next week’s Billboard Chart Flash.

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