Zac Brown Band Return to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Despite Low Sales Number

August 02, 2012 02:44:55 GMT

Meanwhile, The Gaslight Anthem's 'Handwritten' and Passion Pit's 'Gossamer' are the only new entries in the top 10 of the albums chart this week.


Zac Brown Band Return to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Despite Low Sales Number
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Zac Brown Band reclaim the champion title on Billboard Hot 200 from Nas. After being moved to the runner-up position, the country music group's "Uncaged" is back on the top spot, though it only scans 48,000 units (down 38%). It marks the lowest sales week for a No. 1 album since Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" topped the chart with 45,000 on February 19, 2011.

The Zac Brown-fronted band swap positions with Nas who now sits on the second place. The rapper's tenth studio installment "Life Is Good" sells 45,000 copies in its second week, showing a 38% drop from last week's sales number.

Securing the third and fourth place are The Gaslight Anthem and Passion Pit respectively, which mark the highest debut for both bands. The punk rock group's fourth studio album "Handwritten" scans 43,000 units, while the electropop band's second studio installment "Gossamer" sells 37,000 copies, slightly more than the expected 30,000 first week sales figure.

The rest of the top 10 are holdovers, with compilation album "Kidz Bop 22" dropping two spots to No. 5 (35,000). Justin Bieber's "Believe" holds on to its last week's position on No. 5 by selling another 35,000 copies, while One Direction's "Up All Night" is up one place to No. 6 with 33,000 copies.

Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" falls 4 spots to No. 8 with just under 33,000 copies, Adele's "21" is unmoved on No. 9 by adding 30,000 more copies, and Maroon 5's "Overexposed" also stays on No. 10 with additional 23,000 copies.

  1. "Uncaged" - Zac Brown Band (48,000)
  2. "Life Is Good" - Nas (45,000)
  3. "Handwritten" - Gaslight Anthem (43,000)
  4. "Gossamer" - Passion Pit (37,000)
  5. "Kidz Bop 22" - Various Artists (35,000)
  6. "Believe" - Justin Bieber (35,000)
  7. "Up All Night" - One Direction (33,000)
  8. "Channel Orange" - Frank Ocean (just under 33,000)
  9. "21" - Adele (30,000)
  10. "Overexposed" - Maroon 5 (23,000)


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