Keith Urban Slides Past The Weeknd For #1 LP
September 18, 2013


Keith Urban
Keith Urban narrowly earned himself another #1 album this week as his latest, Fuse, bows atop the sales chart with just about 98,000 sold. Less than 3,000 copies separate Urban from The Weeknd, who arrives at #2 with Kiss Land, selling almost 96,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the closest margin between #1 and #2 since early January, when less than 2,000 copies separated the Les Misťrables soundtrack and Mumford & Sons' Babel, according to Billboard.com. For Urban, Fuse is his fifth Top 10 album and second #1. As for The Weeknd, while Kiss Land is his first full-length studio effort, he did chart with 2012's Trilogy, which was a compilation of his mixtapes.

The crowded week of new debuts continues with 2 Chainz, who bows at #3 with B.O.A.T.S. II #METIME, selling 63,000 copies. Luke Bryan's Crash My Party is #4 this week with 53,000, and funky singer Janelle MonŠe scores a #5 debut with The Electric Lady, shifting 47,000 units. This marks her best sales week yet as well as her first Top 10 album. One rung behind MonŠe comes Arctic Monkeys, who claim their best sales week since 2007 and highest-charting album ever with AM. It enters the chart at #6 with 42,000 sold. The sixth and final arrival in the Top 10 this week is Sheryl Crow with her country set, Feels Like Home. The album bows at #7 with 36,000, giving Crow her ninth Top 10 album.

Last week's #2 album, Tamar Braxton's Love and War, falls to #8 this week with 35,000 sold, and Ariana Grande's Yours Truly drops to #9 with 31,000. Closing out the Top 10 is John Legend's Love in the Future, which sold another 30,000 units.




 
Music News
Quick Hits: U2, Green Day, Azealia Banks
A$AP Rocky Drops Early Release
Quick Hits: Neil Young, Of Monsters and Men, Chris Cornell, Boston Calling festival, Rob Thomas
Adam Lambert Unveils Two New Tracks
Academy Award-Nominated Actress Hailee Steinfeld Inks Record Deal With Republic Records
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, Slayer
The Week In Review: 5/18-5/22
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Madonna, Little Mix, Roger Waters
Pitch Perfect 2 Comes In At #1
Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, Five Finger Death Punch, Amy Winehouse, Riot Fest
FMQB Photo Pass: MMRBQ 2015
Quick Hits: Sam Smith, B.B. King, Life Is Beautiful festival, Bullet For My Valentine
Taylor Swift Cleans Up at Billboard Music Awards
Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Lead 2015 BET Awards Nominees
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Bob Dylan, Janet Jackson, Nick Jonas, Chinx
Breaking News
iHeartMedia Connecticut Names Zac Davis PD of WKSS & WKCI
Former Dial Global/Westwood One Execs Launch DGital Media
Radio Promotion Executive Bridget Herrmann Joins Crush Music
Sinclair Broadcast Group And iHeartMedia Join Forces For UNCF "An Evening Of Stars"
In Brief - May 27, 2015
May 26, 2015
Michelle Jubelirer Promoted To COO, Capitol Music Group
CBS Radio Phoenix Names Tim Richards VP/Programming
Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas & Phil McIntyre Announce Formation Of Safehouse Records
Free Registration Offered To Radio Show's First-Ever Student Scholars Program
In Brief - May 26, 2015
May 22, 2015
Hubbard Radio Ups Jeremy Sinon To Corporate Digital Director
The Week In Review: 5/18-5/22
KSZR/Tucson Becomes Classic Hip Hop, 97.5 The Vibe
In Brief - May 22, 2015
May 21, 2015
President Obama To Renominate Jessica Rosenworcel As FCC Commissioner
Herndon Hasty Joins Cumulus Kansas City As VP/Sales
In Brief - May 21, 2015
May 20, 2015
Bruce Lundvall, Longtime Blue Note President, Dies At 79
Zach Mullins Named Digital Sales Manager For Cox Media Group/Atlanta
Quality Control Music Signs Joint Venture With Capitol Music Group/Motown Records
Spotify Adds Video Content, Podcasts
In Brief - May 20, 2015
May 19, 2015
iHeartCommunications To Pay $1M For Misusing EAS Tones During The Bobby Bones Show
Nielsen Study: Radio Delivers Decision-Makers For American Family Insurance
Triton To Represent XAPP Ad Inventory For j‚capps Broadcasters
FMQB NOW

Question Of
The Week

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!