The Dreamgirls soundtrack spent its second week at the top of the Billboard 200, but all was not well for the music business, sales-wise; the album’s sales dipped 9% and topped out at 60,000 copies. Yes, it was another week of down-is-up mobility on the charts, as overall sales were down 14% from last week.
Biggest Debuts: Get ready to hear a lot about the next Disney Channel movie, Jump In!; it’s a vehicle for a High School Musical alum, and it’s about an amateur boxer who finds a passion for jumping rope after falling for a girl who’s into Double Dutch. (Which sounds kind of great, really.) While its soundtrack entered the chart at No. 5 instead of No. 1–probably because Jump isn’t a musical, and its accompanying album is merely a tie-in compilation–we foresee this hanging around the top 10 for a while, especially if the bar for entry remains so low.
Biggest Slides: Every non-debuting album in the top 10 this week took a sales hit; both Now 23 and Young Jeezy’s The Inspiration were off 21%, while sales of the Beatles’ Love declined by 17%.
Nickelback Award For Inexplicable Durability: Good old Nickelback: They vaulted back into the top 10 despite a 9% sales dip (35,000 copies). All we can say is this: At least it’s not Hinder.
The Dreams Continue at No. 1 [Billboard.biz]