Bon Jovi Scores Fifth Chart-Topper
March 20, 2013


Bon Jovi
In a week crowded with new releases, Bon Jovi came out on top with What About Now, shifting 101,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The new effort marks Bon Jovi's fifth #1 album and third straight studio album to reach #1. It is also their 12th top 10 album overall. In the runner-up slot, David Bowie makes a strong comeback with his highest-charting album ever, as The Next Day starts at #2 with 85,000. That figure is also Bowie's best sales week since SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991, and it marks his seventh Top 10 effort, according to Billboard.com. Until this week, Bowie's highest-charting album had been 1976's Station to Station, which spent two weeks at #3.

Last week's #1, Luke Bryan's Spring Break... Here to Party, falls to #3 this week with 61,000, and at #4 is the debut of the Christian live album Passion: Let the Future Begin, with 48,000 sold. The performances were culled from the 2013 Passion Conference in January at Atlanta's Georgia Dome, featuring a number of Christian music stars. Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox falls to #5 this week with another 43,000 sold, and bowing at #6 is R&B vocal group Mindless Behavior with All Around the World, shifting 37,000 units.

In addition to Bowie, another British legend returns to the chart at #7, as Eric Clapton slides in with Old Sock. The album sold just a hair under 37,000, trailing Mindless Behavior by a tiny margin. The new album is on Clapton's own imprint, Bushbranch Records, through Surfdog Records. At #8, Dave Grohl's Sound City soundtrack enters the chart by selling almost 37,000 as well. The album features collaborations between Grohl, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, Rick Springfield and many other artists. Rounding out the Top 10, Mumford & Sons' Babel falls to #9 with 31,000 and Jimi Hendrix's People, Hell and Angels is #10 with 30,000.




 
Music News
Katy Perry Has Big Plans For Super Bowl Halftime Show
The Week In Review: 1/26/-1/30
Quick Hits: Suge Knight, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Shakira, Passion Pit
More Artists Added to Grammy Week Celebrations
Quick Hits: Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Adam Lambert, Loudwire Music Festival, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson
Fall Out Boy Earns Third Chart-Topper
Quick Hits: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Blink-182, Juno Awards / MAGIC!, Airbourne
Barker, Hoppus Talk Status Of Blink-182
Quick Hits: Sam Smith / Tom Petty, Chris Brown, John Legend & Common, Forecastle Festival
Slipknot Prepares For Summer's Last Stand
ThinkSay Records Signs Recording Artist Matt White
Quick Hits: Blink-182, Faith No More, Death Cab For Cutie, U2, Jason Mraz, AWOLNATION
Paramore Announce Spring Theater "Events"
The Week In Review: 1/19/-1/23
Quick Hits: Kanye West, The Black Keys, Rush, Nick Jonas
Breaking News
eQB NOW
The Week In Review: 1/26-1/30
Emmis-St. Louis Launches NOW96.3
Red Bull Records Partners With Sony Music For Worldwide Distribution
In Brief - January 30, 2015
January 29, 2015
Jim Lawson Expands Duties With iHeartMedia
Republic Records Promotes Brett Alperowitz To SVP/A&R, Casablanca Records
Univision Extends Contract Of President, CEO Randy Falco
In Brief - January 29, 2015
January 28, 2015
XAPPmedia, jâcapps Announce Partnership
Westwood One Ups Paul O’Malley To SVP Strategic Sales Partnerships
Entercom Rochester Promotes Emily Wild to Music Director/PM Drive At WPXY
SoundExchange Wraps Record-Setting Year With $773 Million In Payments To Recording Artists, Record Labels
WRWM-FM Introduces New Classic Hip Hop In Indianapolis
Sunday Night Slow Jams Heads to San Antonio, Cyprus and 12 New Affiliates
In Brief - January 28, 2015
January 27, 2015
Triton Digital, eXelate Develop First Streaming Audio Data Management Platform
SiriusXM Announces Sports And Entertainment Programming For Super Bowl Week
XL106.7/Orlando's Johnny Magic Gets His Revenge
In Brief - Jaunary 27, 2015
January 26, 2015
Joe Clair Returns To WPGC For Mornings
CBS Sports Radio To Broadcast Nearly 50 Hours Of Super Bowl Coverage
In Brief - January 26, 2015
January 23, 2015
eQB NOW
The Week In Review: 1/19-1/23
FMQB NOW

Jacent Jackson, PD
KITS/San Francisco

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!