Who Charted?: Barry Manilow Can’t Hold Back America’s Pre-Teens

noah | November 8, 2006 12:20 pm

Despite a 28% drop in sales, the soundtrack to the Billy Ray Cyrus-and-spawn Disney Channel vehicle Hannah Montana held on to the Billboard 200’s No. 1 slot this week.Hannah‘s 203,000 copies sold bested Barry Manilow, whose The Greatest Songs of the Sixties came in at No. 2, by only 1,000 copies.

Biggest Debuts: Birdman and Lil Wayne’s Like Father, Like Son entered the chart at No. 3, selling 176,000 copies. The new album by Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey, No, Really, You Should Call Us “The Who”, came in at No. 7, with more than 81,000 sales; Meat Loaf’s attempt to flog the Bat Out Of Hell brand served as the second half of that old guy double-shot, coming in at No. 8. Dippy American Idol cast-off Kellie Pickler’s first album entered the chart at No. 9, while the Deftones’ new album rounded out the top 10. Despite love from the TRL charts, Lady Sovereign’s Public Warning bowed at No. 48, selling around 18,000 copies.

Biggest Slides: My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade took a 64% hit, slipping to No. 6 from No. 2, while sales of last week’s No. 3, John Legend’s Once Again, took a 50% hit, sending it to No. 4.

Nickelback Award For Inexplicable Durability: With both Hinder and Nickelback out of the top 10, we’re going to award this to Kevin Federline, whose Playing With Fire somehow sold 6,000 copies this week, despite plenty of advance warning regarding its utter suckitude. That sales total was enough to land him a spot at No. 151 on the chart, although it probably won’t be enough to help him pay for his coming legal bills.

‘Montana’ Zooms By Manilow For Second Week At No. 1 [Billboard]