B.o.B, who performed “Nothin’ On You” with Bruno Mars on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday, talked to us at Coachella about having a hit single. “I couldn’t tell you what it takes to write a hit song any more than Rihanna could tell you how to write a hit song, no more than the person on the bottom of the charts could tell you,” he said. “A hit song doesn’t necessarily mean a good song, which doesn’t mean to take away anything from a hit. But people write great songs all the time, but what makes it a hit? Who knows. Organized chaos.”
But let’s get back to the album chart. Billboard points out that while MGMT’s previous album Oracular Spectacular only peaked at #38, the LP has been a consistent seller into this year, and has continued to sell at least 2,000 copies per week since January 2008. Will Congratulations fare as well, despite it’s high debut this week? (Uh, how does “Flash Delirium” go again?)
The other debut in the Top 200 is from rockers Coheed And Cambria, who enter at #5 with their fifth album Year Of The Black Rainbow after selling 51,000 copies.
The Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums:
1. Justin Bieber, My World 2.0
2. MGMT, Congratulations *new*
3. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
4. Usher, Raymond v. Raymond
5. Coheed And Cambria, Year Of The Black Rainbow *new*
6. Various Artists, Now That’s What I Call Music!
7. Lady Gaga, The Fame
8. Ke$ha, Animal
9. Monica, Still Standing
10. Justin Bieber, My World