Carrie Underwood's third album 'Play On' prevents Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' to continue reigning the U.S. albums chart.
Carrie Underwood scores her second chart topper on Billboard Hot 200 with her third studio album "Play On". Being released across U.S. on November 3, it has sold around 318,000 copies, becoming this year's biggest sales week for an album by a woman and the second-best sales week for a country release behind Rascal Flatts' "Unstoppable" with 351,000 units.
Carrie experienced her first glory on the U.S. albums chart in 2007 when she came out with "Carnival Ride" who garnered 527,000 copies in its first week on sale. Prior to ruling the chart with "Carnival Ride", she peaked at No. 2 with her first studio album "Some Hearts".
Another newcomer on the chart is Andrea Bocelli's "My Christmas" which enters at No. 3 with 149,000 units sold. Sitting one spot below Andrea is the first "Glee" TV soundtrack "Glee: The Music, Volume 1" which starts with 113,000 copies.
"Glee" soundtrack is not the only compilation set which makes it to the Top 10 of Hot 100 as newly-released "Now That's What I Call Music! Volume 32" also debuts at No. 5 with 102,000. Weezer, additionally, become another new entry this week, charting at No. 7 with their latest studio installment "Raditude" which pulled in 66,000 units.
Last week's champ Michael Jackson's "This Is It", meanwhile, falls from the top spot to No. 2 with 196,000 (down 48%). After returning to the chart by claiming the number 3 spot, Taylor Swift's "Fearless" drops to No. 6 with the addition of 70,000 units. Michael Buble sits at No. 8 with "Crazy Love" and rounding up the Top 10 is "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" soundtrack.
Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200:
- "Play On" - Carrie Underwood
- "This Is It" - Michael Jackson
- "My Christmas" - Andrea Bocelli
- "Glee: The Music, Volume 21" - various artists
- "Now That's What I Call Music! Volume 32" - various artists
- "Fearless" - Taylor Swift
- "Raditude" - Weezer
- "Crazy Love - Michael Buble
- "If on a Winter's Night..." - Sting
- "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" soundtrack - various artists