“Glee” made the journey to #1 yet again with the release of the latest soundtrack, “Journey to Regionals.” The EP, featuring the cast of the hit TV show’s renditions of songs like Journey’s “Any Way You Want It” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” led the pack this week, selling 152,000 copies. It’s the third “Glee” soundtrack to hit #1 on Billboard, following “The Power of Madonna” EP and “Glee—The Music Volume 3: Showstoppers.” “Glee” beat out another high-profile soundtrack, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” The “Eclipse” soundtrack, which features music from Sia, Muse, Band of Horses, and Cee-lo Green, debuted selling 144,000 copies. Christina Aguilera debuts in the #3 spot with her fourth studio album, “Bionic.” Led by the singles “Not Myself Tonight” and “WooHoo,” the album moves 110,000 copies in its first week, a steep drop from her last debut, 2006′s “Back to Basics” which debuted with 346,000 copies. Last week’s #1, Jack Johnson’s “To the Sea,” is down to #4 this week, moving 89,000 copies. At #5 is the debut from rapper Plies with “Goon Affiliated,” selling 56,000 copies in its first week. At #6 this week is Justin Bieber with “My World 2.0,” moving another 49,000. At #7 is the second Top 10 entry for “Glee,” “Glee—The Music Volume 3: Showstoppers.” The former #1 entry moves 40,000 copies this week. At #8 are Lady Antebellum, who move down four spots this week, selling another 39,000 copies of “Need You Now.” Rounding out the Top 10 are two debuts. The first from Dierks Bentley, “Up on the Ridge,” selling 38,000 copies, comes in at #9 and Jewel debuts at #10 with “Sweet and Wild,” moving 31,000 copies.
Billboard Top 200 Albums Week Ending June 26th, 2010:
1. “Glee: Journey to Regionals,” Soundtrack
2. “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” Soundtrack
3. “Bionic,” Christina Aguilera
4. To the Sea, Jack Johnson
5. “Goon Affiliated,” Plies
6. My World 2.0, Justin Bieber
7. Glee—The Music Volume 3: Showstoppers, Soundtrack
8. Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
9. “Up On the Ridge,” Dierks Bentley
10. “Sweet and Wild,” Jewel
Steel Magnolia Celebrate ACM Nomination And “Valentine’s Day” With “Lopez Tonight” Appearance, Movie Premiere. CMT’s “Can You Duet?” winners and Big Machine recording artists Steel Magnolia, made up of singers Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones, are going to have a lot to celebrate for Valentine’s Day. Their song from the “Valentine’s Day” soundtrack, “Keep On Lovin’ You,” is in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. They’re also set to hit the red carpet for the film premiere next week with the rest of the films stars, which include fellow country star Taylor Swift. They’ll also be hitting George Lopez’s hit late-night show, “Lopez Tonight!,” to perform “Keep On Lovin’ You,” which will air Thursday, February 11th at 11pm ET on TBS. Lopez also appears in the star-studded film, which also stars Ashton Kutcher, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, and Jessica Alba. If that weren’t enough, they also picked up an Academy of Country Music Award Nomination for Top New Vocal Duo. Fans can begin voting for them online beginning Friday, February…th. “It’s been such an incredible year for us both and we are so happy to be connecting with so many Country music fans,” said Linsey. “They have been so supportive! They make it possible for us to do what we do.” The “Valentine’s Day” soundtrack, featuring Steel Magnolia, Swift, and artists like Maroon 5, Jamiroquai, and Jewel, hits stores February 9th. Steel Magnolia’s debut album, also featuring “Keep On Lovin’ You,” will be released on February 23rd.
Taylor Bright Takes US Teen Pop To Japan, And Starts Fall Campaign On XLTrax RadioPhiladelphia’s latest teen pop rock sensation Taylor J Bright relaunched her Japanese website yesterday, to support the ongoing promotion of her current iTunes hit single ‘Striped Socks’. Taylor is a songwriter, singer and actress who began her career on the stage. She has numerous professional theater credits including the 30th Anniversary National Tour of the Broadway hit Annie, Annie Warbucks, Carousel and 13 The Musical. Taylor has also appeared in several commercials and print advetising campaigns. Continue reading →