Nashville trio Lady Antebellum steer their third album Own The Night straight to the peak position on Billboard‘s Top 200 album chart this week after selling 347,000 copies out of the gate. It’s the band’s third #1 album, and their third consecutive LP to place in the Top 10. Elsewhere, another country artist, Brantley Gilbert, sees a debut in the upper reaches of the Top 200 (#4), while rockers Staind, Dream Theater and The Devil Wears Prada place high, as well.
We feel compelled to note the irony of Dream Theater’s Dead Throne debuting at #10, just below the Throne’s own Watch The Throne. And sadly, with Beyonce’s 4 now having dropped out of the Top 10, there are only a mere three albums in the Top 200′s upper tier with numbers or numerals in their title.
The Top 10 Of Billboard‘s Top 200 Chart:
1. Lady Antebellum, Own The Night *new* *1 week*
2. Adele, 21
3. Lil Wayne, Tha Carter IV
4. Brantley Gilbert, Halfway To Heaven *re-entry*
5. Staind, Staind *new*
6. The Beatles, 1
7. George Strait, Here For A Good Time
8. Dream Theater, A Dramatic Turn Of Events *new*
9. Jay-Z & Kanye West (The Throne), Watch The Throne
10. The Devil Wears Prada, Dead Throne *new*