Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black' No. 9 on Billboard Charts

 

As Adele's "21" heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for an 11th non-consecutive week (up two slots with 77,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan; a gain of 1%), the late Amy Winehouse returns to the top 10 with "Back to Black" at No. 9 (37,000; up 3,140%) .
 
Winehouse's first album, 2004's "Frank," also comes back to the tally, re-entering at No. 57 with 8,000 (up 4,100%). Additionally, her digital-only "Back to Black: B-Sides" EP, released in 2008, debuts at No. 152 with 3,000 after having sold next to nothing the previous week.

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On the Digital Songs chart, "Rehab" -- the biggest hit from her 2007 "Back" album -- re-enters at No. 46 with 38,000 downloads sold. It is the only Winehouse song on the tally this week.
 
Back to the top 10 albums this week though -- Adele's 11 week run at the top makes it the biggest No. 1 since Taylor Swift's "Fearless" also spent 11 frames in the penthouse in late 2007 and early 2008. Since the chart began using SoundScan data in May of 1991, only eight albums have been No. 1 for 11 weeks or longer. If "21" hits a 12th week at No. 1, it will tie the runs racked up by Santana's "Supernatural" (1999) and Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill" (1995-1996).

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At No. 2 this week, "Kidz Bop 20" debuts with 69,000, marking the third No. 2 album for the long-running children's music franchise. The Razor & Tie set also hit No. 2 with "Kidz Bop 9" in 2006 and "Kidz Bop 19" back in January of this year. The latter arrived with just over 70,000 sold.
 
Fittingly, 3 Doors Down's latest album, "Time of My Life," debuts at No. 3 with 60,000. It's the fifth studio effort for the band, but the first to miss the No. 1 slot since its second release, "Away From the Sun," debuted and peaked at No. 8 in 2002. Its third and fourth sets, 2005's "Seventeen Days" and a 2008 self-titled album, both arrived at No. 1. The latter set entered with 154,000.
 
Last week's No. 1, Blake Shelton's "Red River Blue," drifts to No. 6 in its second week with 47,000 (down 60%). One step above him is DJ Khaled's "We the Best Forever," bowing with 53,000 -- his best sales week yet. "Forever" also marks his third top 10 and his highest charting album, surpassing the No. 7 rank of "We Global" in 2008.

The final debut in the top 10 comes from veteran rock act 311, as its "Universal Pulse" races in at No. 7 with 46,000. It's the eighth top 10 album for the band. All of its studio efforts have reached the top 10 -- save for 1996's self-titled album, which climbed to No. 12.
 
As for the rest of the holdovers in the top 10, Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party" falls 7-8 (43,000; up 2%) and Selena Gomez & the Scene's "When the Sun Goes Down" holds at No. 10 (28,000; down 12%).
 
Over on the Digital Songs chart, at No. 1, LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" keeps on partying with 209,000 downloads sold (down 3%) while Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" climbs up one rung to No. 2  with 164,000 (down 4%). Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" is also up, rising a spot to No. 3 with 154,000 (down 1%).

Two titles make big jumps within the top 10 as Hot Chelle Rae's "Tonight Tonight" zips 7-4 with 148,000 (up 13%) and Bad Meets Evil's "Lighters" (featuring Bruno Mars) skips 12-5 with 143,000 (up 56%).
 
Reaching the top 10 for the first time is Britney Spears' "I Wanna Go," which goes 11-9 in its sixth week on the list, selling 116,000 (up 26%).
 
Meanwhile, Pitbull's "Give Me Everything" slips 6-7 (127,000; down 7%), Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is steady at No. 8 (121,000; down 7%) and Lil Wayne's "How to Love" gets pushed down 5-6 despite a gain (139,000; up 2%).
 
Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending July 24) totaled 5.62 million units, up 1% compared to the sum last week (5.61 million) and up 6% compared to the comparable sales week of 2010 (5.29 million). Year to date album sales stand at 172.04 million, up 1% compared to the same total at this point last year (169.71 million). It is the ninth week in a row where year-to-date album volume is greater than the same time in the prior year.
 
Digital track sales this past week totaled 24.06 million downloads, up 5% compared to last week (22.92 million) and 14% stacked next to the comparable week of 2010 (21.04 million). Year to date track sales are at 731.03 million, up 11% compared to the same total at this point last year (660.57 million).
 
Next week's Billboard 200 competes with the same week in 2010 when: Avenged Sevenfold's "Nightmare" entered at No. 1 with 163,000, pushing the previous week's topper, Eminem's "Recovery," down to No. 2 (159,000; down 15%).

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