America’s new obsession: Glockenspiels!
Okay, maybe not, but Jack Johnson’s fourth album From Here to Now to You – which features not only the glocks (that’s what the cool kids call it) but also the melodica, ukelele, bass kalimba, and, of course, the dobro – landed atop Billboard’s album charts. The record sold 117,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan, giving the happy-beach-bum singer his third consecutive studio album to reach No. 1.
Country singer Justin Moore saw his latest effort Off the Beaten Path open at No. 2, with 97,000 – his highest chart position yet. Meanwhile, his country compatriot Chris Young landed at No. 3 with AM, with 54,000.
At no. 4, Rap kingpin Rick Ross crashed the party with the Maybach Music mix MMG: Self Made 3, which notched 50,000. And right on the Rozay’s heels is one more dynamic debut, Avicii’s first studio album True. Powered by the runaway success of the single “Wake Me Up!,” the EDM album bowed at No. 5, also with around 50,000.
Over on the singles tip, though, the game belonged to (yep) Miley Cyrus, Billboard reports. Plentiful streams (and parental screams) stemming from her “Wrecking Ball” video helped catapult the single from No. 22 to No. 1 on last week’s Hot 100, and the song held steady on this week’s as well.
But hers wasn’t the only lady single to hit big: Katy Perry’s “Roar” remained at No. 2, Lorde’s surprise hit “Royals” held down No. 3, and Britney Spears’ “Work Bitch” debuted impressively at No. 12.