Billboard Chart Flash: Week of May 3 – May 9

On this week’s Billboard charts we find a new song taking over the top spot on the singles chart while the year’s best selling country album continues to dominate the albums chart. Find out which artist just nabbed their second number one single in a row, and how much Lady Antebellum sold this week.
Lady Antebellum’s double platinum album, Need You Now, sold another 97,000 copies to remain atop the country albums chart for the 15th consecutive week. This is the first album to spend its first 15 weeks atop the chart since Leann Rimes’ debut album, Blue, spent its first 16 weeks atop the chart in 1996. Making a strong debut at number two is the Court Yard Hounds – made up of Martie Maguire and Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks – who sold 61,000 copies of their self-titled debut album. Also debuting this week is the Zac Brown Band’s live cd/dvd combo back, Pass The Jar: Live, which comes in at number three followed by their debut album, The Foundation, at number four. Rounding out this week’s top five albums is the newly engaged Miranda Lambert with her album, Revolution.

Over on the singles chart, Chris Young followed up the number one success of “Getting You Home (The Black Dress Song)” with another number one as “The Man I Want to Be” climbs to the top of the Hot Country Songs chart. Sliding down the number two spot is last week’s top song “Gimmie That Girl” by Joe Nichols. Holding steady in the number three spot is Kenny Chesney’s summer hit “Ain’t Back Yet.” Also holding strong for another week in the number four spot is Lady Antebellum’s recent number one hit, “American Honey.” Climbing up two spots to the number five spot is Miranda Lambert with her brilliant song “The House That Built Me” which becomes her second straight top five hit.

Only one new song made its debut this week and that is Randy Houser’s “I’m All About It” which lands at number 58 while this week’s biggest jump comes from Keith Urban’s “I’m In” which leaps 8 spots from no. 60 to no. 52.

Once again, it’s near impossibility that Lady Antebellum will fall from the top of the albums chart wo we’ll see if Chris Young can nab another week at number one or if another song will overtake him. Find out when ATC posts another Billboard Chart Flash next week!

To download either Lady A’s Need You Now or Chris Young’s “The Man I Want to Be,” click on the links below!

Need You Now
The Man I Want To Be
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