Lady A stays number one - on the country chart
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
– Lady Antebellum is no longer the best selling CD in the country. "Need You Now," slipped to third with sales of 105,000 units, down 17 percent, with Ludacris' "Battle of the Sexes" topping the chart with 137,000 copies sold. Of course, that still makes Lady A the best selling country CD.
The trio's Need You Now is number one on the Adult Pop Charts, the first country song to turn the trick since Faith Hill's Breathe in 2000.
Gary Allan debut in fifth overall with "Get Off on the Pain" selling 65,0000 units. This is the fourth straight top 10 disc for Allan following "Tough All Over," number 5 in 2005, "Greatest Hits," number 5 in 2007 and "Living Hard," number 3 in 2007.
Blake Shelton's "Hillbilly Bone" was in 10th, down 7 in its 2nd week out, with sales of 29,000, down 60 percent.
Overall sales were down 8 percent compared to the previous week of 2009 with 6.6 million units sold.
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