Carrie Underwood Debuts Atop Billboard Hot 200, Beastie Boys Get Back to Top 20

May 10, 2012 02:40:26 GMT

Carrie's new album 'Blown Away' bows atop the album chart by selling 267,000 copies, while Beastie's first album 'Licensed to Ill' hits the eighteenth spot in the wake of Adam Yauch's passing.


Carrie Underwood Debuts Atop Billboard Hot 200, Beastie Boys Get Back to Top 20
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Carrie Underwood's fourth studio effort, "Blown Away", scores a big success in its debut week on the Billboard 200. Marking the best sales week for a country album since Lady Antebellum's "Own the Night" in October 2011, "Blown Away" bows on the top spot of the chart with 267,000 sold.

Carrie's new album marks her third chart-topper on the Hot 200 after 2007's "Carnival Ride" (527,000) and 2009's "Play On" (318,000). "Blown Alway" also becomes the second greatest debut of any album in 2012, trailing behind Madonna's "MDNA" with 358,000.

Landing on the runner-up spot this week is Norah Jones' fifth studio set "Little Broken Hearts" with 110,000. Though reaching the top three, Norah's latest album bags the smallest sales for any of her studio efforts since 2002's "Come Away With Me" (10,000).

On the third place, there is "Now 42" compilation with 95,000. Meanwhile, Adele's long-running "21" falls two spots to the fourth place this week. Dropping a slight 8%, "21" is sold 77,000 copies this week after staying on the top three since December 17.

Rounding up the top five is B.o.B's second album, "Strange Clouds" with a 76,000 start. His first set, 2010's "B.o.B Presents The Adventures of Bobby Ray", debuted atop the chart with 84,000.

The top five aside, this week's Hot 200 brings back Beastie Boys' phenomenal first album "Licensed to Ill" to the top 20. The 1986 album, which became the first rap album to top the chart, reenters the tally at the eighteenth spot with 19,000. In the wake of Adam Yauch's passing, the trio's albums sold 55,000 last week, seeing a 1.235% increase.

In addition to "Licensed to Ill", some of Beastie's albums return to the chart. They are "Solid Gold Hits" (No. 51 with 8,000), "Paul's Boutique" (No. 56 with 8,000), "Hot Sauce Committee Part.2" (No. 107 with 4,000), "Ill Communication" (No. 109 with 4,000), "Check Your Head" (No. 124 with 4,000) and "The Sounds of Science" (No. 141 with 3,000).

  1. "Blown Away" - Carrie Underwood (267,000)
  2. "Little Broken Hearts" - Norah Jones (110,000)
  3. "Now 42" (95,000)
  4. "21" - Adele (77,000)
  5. "Strange Clouds" - B.o.B (76,000)
  6. "Tuskegee" - Lionel Richie (64,000)
  7. "Blunderbuss" - Jack White (56,000)
  8. "Up All Night" - One Direction (45,000)
  9. "Smash" TV Soundtrack (39,000)
  10. "Born Villain" - Marilyn Manson (38,000)


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