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.




 
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