March 11, 2010 02:32:29 GMT
This week, 'Need You Now' from the country music group has dethroned the British band's 'Soldier of Love' three-week reign on Billboard Hot 200.
After blocked from the top spot for three weeks in a row, Lady Antebellum finally re-claim the No. 1 position which was previously held by Sade. The country music trio's album "Need You Now" shifts 126,000 copies and it's enough to force the British band's comeback record "Soldier of Love", which can only add another 79,000 units, to fall to the second position.
The highest chart debut of this week on the Billboard Hot 200 is Blake Shelton. The country music singer rounds up the Top 3 with his latest studio installment titled "Hillbilly Bone" which pulls in 71,000 copies in its first week on sale.
Danny Gokey who finished at the fourth place on "American Idol" season 8 secures the next spot. While his Idol pal Kris Allen's self-titled effort could only bow at No. 11 with 80,000 in November last year, Danny enters at No. 4 despite the fact that his debut album "My Best Days" sells only 65,000 copies.
Other new entries on the U.S. albums chart are "Almost Alice" compilation and Lifehouse's "Smoke & Mirrors". The "Alice in Wonderland" soundtrack album which is filled with tracks from Avril Lavigne, Tokio Hotel and 3OH!3 among others arrives at No. 5 and then followed by the Lifehouse's record at the next spot.
Sitting at No. 9 and 10 respectively are also new releases; Raheem DeVaughn's third effort "The Love & War MasterPeace" and Easton Corbin's first studio album "Easton Corbin".
Those newcomers manage to kick off last week's holdovers of the charts such as Lil Wayne, Ke$ha, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, leaving only Lady GaGa at No. 7 with "The Fame" and Black Eyed Peas at No. 8 with "The E.N.D."
Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200: