It’s a bit of a tongue-twister reading the top of this week’s (well, next week’s, but released this week) Billboard album sales chart, with two Jacksons and a Johnson leading the charge. Opening at #1 with 119,000 copies sold is Alan Jackson’s Good Time, which drops last week’s #1, Janet Jackson’s Discipline, to #3 this week, with 57,400 units scanned. Sandwiched between the Jackson’s is Jack Johnson’s Sleep Through the Static, with sales clocked at around 64,800.
Flogging Molly’s Float opens on the top 200 at #4, having sold 47,700 copies, while the Black Crowes’ Warpaint enters at #5 with 45,700 sold. Meanwhile, one of our favorite new albums around the office, Erykah Badu’s New Amerykah Part One (4th World War), follows at #6 with 41,500 sold, and Sara Bareilles’ Little Voice climbs two spots to #7, with 39,200 copies snatched up.
Alicia Keys’ As I Am scanned 38,500 copies, while Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut finished at #9 with 31,900. Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black rounds out the top 10, selling 31,500. Elsewhere on the chart, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks’ Real Emotional Trash bows at #64, with 10,100 in first-week sales, and Bauhaus’ Go Away White sold 7,000 copies for a #105 debut. Also, Lil’ Flip’s All Eyes On Us opens at #137 with 5,400 scans.