Sugarland's 'Incredible Machine' Vaults Band to Number 1
“The Incredible Machine,” the fourth album from Sugarland, sold 202,000 copies in the first week of its release to debut in the No. 1 spot on this week’s U.S sales chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan data.
It is Sugarland’s third time topping the album chart. “Love on the Inside” was No. 1 in 2008 and last year “Live On the Inside” was a chart topper.
In a statement Kristian Bush said, many of the songs we’ve been playing all year on tour. We’re happy the fans will finally get to have this music in their ears and hands.
This week’s top 7 was packed with rookie releases. However they will get out of Taylor Swift’s way. Her new album “Speak Now” was released on October 25 It’s on pace to sell over 800,000 units. Traditionally albums are released on Tuesdays, but the Monday release of “Speak Now” gave it an extra day. The set is also heavily discounted on Amazon in order to give it a chance of 1 million in sales. The CD on Amazon is selling for $8, with the download at $4. The download on Apple’s iTunes costs $13.99.
“Come Around Sundown” by Kings of Leon, with 184,000 copies sold came in at No. 2. “Only By the Night,” their previous release that sold 6 million copies, never made it above No. 4.
“The Union,” the collaboration between Leon Russell and Elton John was No. 3, selling 80,000 copies. “Fly Me To The Moon,” the fifth edition standards recordings by Rod Stewart, was No. 4 selling 79,000 copies. Russell has had only two of his albums make it to the Top 10- “Carney” from 1972 and “Leon Live” from 1973. “The Union” is the 16th album of John’s to make the Top 10 and has seven No. 1 albums. For Stewart “Fly Me to the Moon” becomes his 15th album to make the Top 10.
“I Am Not a Human Being” by Lil Wayne slid from No. 1 to No. 5 last week with 65,000 copies sold. “The Rocky Horror Glee Show” from the Glee cast sold 48,000 copies for the No. 6 spot. The original soundtrack for the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” was first released in 1975, peaking on the chart at No. 49 in 1978.
“Sale El Sol” by Shakira sold 46,000 copies for the No. 7 sot. It is the second Spanish language set from Shakira to make the top 10. “Fijacion Oral: Volume 1” from 2005 was her other album to make the Top 10, selling 158,000 copies to debut at No. 4.
Third Day, the Christian rockers, received their third spot in the Top 10. Their new set “Move” sold 37,000 copies during the first week of its release to come in at No. 9.
While Swift is currently anticipating the No. 1 spot for her new album, “Mean,” her latest single, is closing in on “Like a G6” by Far East Movement, which made its return to No. 1, selling 204,000 copies. During the first week of its release “Mean” sold 163,000 downloads to finish at No. 2.