Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine can at least be happy that he spared himself from giving away his Harley Forty-Eight chopper; the singer promised to hand over the motorcycle’s keys to a fan if his band’s new album Hands All Over reached #1 this week. Alas, Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give held M5 off from the top position.
Levine spoke to us recently about Hands All Over. “I do feel like on the last record we kind of missed out on putting our stamp down and saying, ‘This is us! Remember?’” the pop-rocker admitted. “Reestablishing ourselves again gives us the freedom to veer off in any direction we want to.”
In the end, Maroon 5 sold 142,000 copies of the album in its first week of availability while Zac Brown Band posted stronger sales of their latest LP, which moved 153,000 copies.
Coming in behind the two groups (and Linkin Park, who dropped from last week’s #1 debut to #3) is Selena Gomez and her band The Scene. Their sophomore effort A Year Without Rain settles for a #4 entry after selling about 66,000 copies. After a busy week of U.S. promo for the LP, which saw Gomez hitting up The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Good Morning America, the Disney star has moved on to the U.K., where she’s now dodging questions about who the most famous person saved in her cell phone contact list is.
Three more spanking new albums dent the Top 10 this week—Santana’s Guitar Heaven (#5), John Legend and The Roots’ Wake Up! (#8) and Billy Currington’s Enjoy Yourself (#9).
And we’ll make a stab in the dark and say that Billy Currington’s Enjoy Yourself probably sounds nothing like Kylie Minogue’s Enjoy Yourself.
The Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums:
1. Zac Brown Band, You Get What You Give *new*
2. Maroon 5, Hands All Over *new*
3. Linkin Park, A Thousand Suns
4. Selena Gomez & The Scene, A Year Without Rain *new*
5. Santana, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time *new*
6. Eminem, Recovery
7. Trey Songz, Passion, Pain & Pleasure
8. John Legend And The Roots, Wake Up! *new*
9. Billy Currington, Enjoy Yourself *new*
10. Justin Bieber, My World 2.0