Jack Johnson Gets Fourth #1 On Billboard 200
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.25.2013
His third in a row...
Jack Johnson has earned his fourth #1 on the Billboard 200 with From Here to Now To You selling 117,000 copies. This is his third #1 album in a row after Sleep Through the Static (2008) and To the Sea (2010). He also debuted at #1 with the soundtrack to Curious George in 2006. This is also his lowest debut sales week since his first album, 2001's Brushfire Fairytales. It was released in February of that year and sold less than 1,000 copies. Johnson's last two albums debuted with more than twice the opening of From Here. To The Sea had 243,000 and Sleep Through The Static debuted with 375,000.
The top ten this week features several new debuts, with the entire top five being new albums for the first time in over a year. The last time it happened was on September 29, when Dave Matthews Band, Little Big Town, Bob Dylan, the Avett Brothers and the xx started at 1-5, respectively.
Coming in at #2 is Justin Moore with Off the Beaten Path, which sold 97,000. It is also his second #1 on the Top Country Albums chart. This is his third album after 2011's Outlaws Like Me and his self-titled 2009 debut. Outlaws debuted at #5 with 65,000 and his self-titled album debuted at #10 with 34,000. It also has a #2 single on the Country Airplay chart, "Point at You", which climbs 3-2.
This is one of five country albums in the top ten, including Chris Young's A.M. (#3), Billy Currington's We Are Tonight (#10), Luke Bryan's Crash My Party (#6) and Keith Urban's Fuse (#8). The last time this happened was on October 30, 2010 with Darius Rucker's Charleston, SC 1966 (#2), the Band Perry's self-titled album (#4), Kenny Chesney's Hemingway's Whiskey (#6), Zac Brown Band's You Get What You Give (#8) and Toby Keith's Bullets in the Gun (#9).
A.M. debuts with 53,000 and is his highest-charting album to date, but not his best sales week. It's also his second top ten album after 2011's Neon, his biggest sales week with a #4 debut and 73,000 copies sold.
Currington gets his second top ten with We Are Tonight selling 26,000. It's a smaller debut than his last album, 2010's Enjoy Yourself (#9, 45,000).
Coming in at #4 is MMG: Self Made 3 with 50,000. The Maybach Music Group release features songs from Meek Mill, Wale, Rick Ross and others. It's the third Self Made compilation to debut in the top five. The first debuted at #5 with 59,000 in 2011 while the second debuted at #4 with 98,000 in 2012.
The final debut in the top five is Avicii's True with 50,000. It's the biggest debut for a solo EDM artist's first album. the song "Wake Me Up!" is up 8-4 on the Pop Songs airplay chart this week. 91% of first-week sales were downloads (45,000 digital albums). 68% of first week sales for Johnson's #1 debut were from digital sales (80,000 downloads).
1. Jack Johnson - From Here To Now To You (#117,000)
2. Justin Moore - Off the Beaten Path (97,000)
3. Chris Young - A.M. (53,000)
4. MMG: Self Made 3 (50,000)
5. Avicii - True (50,000)
6. Luke Bryan - Crash My Party (47,000)
7. 2 Chainz - B.O.A.T.S. II #METime (35,000)
8. Keith Urban - Fuse (31,000)
9. The Weeknd - Kiss Land (26,000)
10. Billy Currington - We Are Tonight (26,000)
Album sales this week totaled 4.543 million copies, up less than 1% from last week (4.541 million) and down 16% compared to last year (5.42 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 200 million, down 6% compared with the same total at this point last year (212.7 million).