Chart Watch America: Chart of April 2, 2011

Collapse Into NowOur weekly recap of veteran artists on the current American music charts. Chart highlights
  • R.E.M.'s Collapse Into Now holds on to the top selling album in the U.S. by a veteran artist for a second week even with a drop from 5 to 21.
  • The highest charting new album by a veteran artist goes to Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers. Rare Bird Alert opens at number 27 on the Albums and at the top of the Bluegrass Albums charts.  On the Album chart, that's well above his debut bluegrass album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, which peaked at 93.
  • Kenny Rogers pulls off a rarity in this day and age. His Cracker Box exclusive album, The Love of God, moves up the album chart in its second week from 31 to 27.
  • Also new this week on the Album chart is Several Shades of Why by ex-Dinosaur Jr. singer J Mascis.  It premiers at 127.
  • On the Jazz Album chart Al Di Meola jumps from 44 to 4 with Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody while the Yellowjackets debut at 5 with Timeline.
  • Dionne Warwick also debuts on the Jazz Albums at number 10 with her new album Only Trust Your Heart.
TW = This Week, LW = Last Week, N = New, R = Returning to Chart.  The highest charting entry by a veteran artist is shown in red.  There can be ties in chart positions.

Comprehensive

Top 200 Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 2 21 Adele
2 N Endgame Rise Against
3 1 Lasers Lupe Fiasco
4 3 Glee: The Music, Season 2, Volume 5 Glee Cast
5 7 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons
21 5 Collapse Into Now R.E.M.
27 31 The Love of God Kenny Rogers
43 N Rare Bird Alert Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers
53 60 Greatest Hits Bon Jovi
54 39 Starbucks 40: A 40th Anniversary Collection Various Artists
66 33 Blessed Lucinda Williams
104 152 Greatest Hits Journey
105 99 Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits Creedence Clearwater Revival
107 116 Legend: The Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers
108 35 Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert Billy Joel
123 R Essential Michael Jackson
124 100 Number Ones Michael Jackson
127 N Several Shades of Why J Mascis
132 121 Greatest Hits Guns N' Roses
139 126 Just Charlie Charlie Wilson
140 118 Low Country Blues Gregg Allman
141 136 Greatest Hits Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
160 108 Hit Man Returns David Foster & Friends
161 157 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collections: The Best of Eric Clapton
167 148 All the Woman I Am Reba McEntire
170 R Essential Billy Joel
174 169 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collections: The Best of Lynyrd Skynyrd
193 163 Greatest Hits: We Will Rock You Queen
197 194 Extended Versions Creedence Clearwater Revivial
200 R Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd

The balance of the American charts are after the cut.

Top 100 Singles
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 Born This Way Lady Gaga
2 3 E.T. Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West
3 4 S&M Rihanna
4 2 F**k You (Forget You) Cee Lo Green
5 22 Just Can't Get Enough Black Eyed Peas
- - No Veteran Artists Charting

Top 40 Digital Songs
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 E.T. Katy Perry
2 N Loser Like Me Glee Cast
3 N Just Can't Get Enough Black Eyed Peas
4 3 Born This Way Lady Gaga
5 4 S&M Rihanna
- - No Veteran Artists Charting

Top 40 Radio Airplay Songs
TW LW Title Artist
1 3 Born This Way Lady Gaga
2 4 F**k You (Forget You) Cee Lo Green
3 1 Tonight (I'm Lovin' You) Enrique Iglesias (Featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E)
4 5 F**kin' Perfect Pink
5 8 S&M Rihanna
- - No Veteran Artists Charting

R&B and Blues

Top 40 R&B Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 Lasers Lupe Fiasco
2 N Give the Drummer Some Travis Barker
3 2 Late Nights & Early Mornings Marsha Ambrosius
4 5 Pink Friday Nicki Minaj
5 4 Loud Rihanna
26 25 Just Charlie Charlie Wilson
32 30 Michael Michael Jackson
34 37 Second Chance El DeBarge
38 39 Icon Temptations

Top 50 R&B Singles
TW LW Title Artist
1 2 Look at Me Now Chris Brown Featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
2 1 Moment 4 Life Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake
3 3 Love Faces Trey Songz
4 4 6 Foot 7 Lil Wayne Featuring Cory Ganz
5 6 All of the Lights Kanye West
22 25 You Are Charlie Wilson
25 20 Lay With You El DeBarge Featuring Faith Evans

Top 10 Blues Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 N Scandalous Joe Black Lewis & the Honeybears
2 1 Low Country Blues Gregg Allman
3 10 Black Rock Joe Bonamassa
4 3 Live From Royal Albert Hall Joe Bonamassa
5 2 Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Various Artists
7 7 Playlist: The Very Best of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
5 5 Icon Etta James
9 6 Living Proof Buddy Guy

Country, Bluegrass and Folk

Top 40 Country Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 Stronger Sara Evans
2 2 My Kinda Party Jason Aldean
3 5 Nothing Like That Rascal Flatts
4 7 You Get What You Give Zac Brown Band
5 3 Need You Now Lady Antebellum
7 8 The Love of God Kenny Rogers
27 28 All The Women I Am Reba McEntire

Top 30 Country Songs
TW LW Title Artist
1 2 Let Me Down Easy Billy Currington
2 1 Don't You Wanna Stay Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson
3 3 Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not Thompson Square
4 5 Colder Weather Zac Brown Band
5 6 This Darius Rucker
22 22 If I Were a Boy Reba McEntire
26 44 Old Alabama Brad Paisley Featuring Alabama

Top 10 Bluegrass Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 N Rare Bird Alert Steve Martin Featuring the Steep Canyon Ranger
2 1 Up On the Ridge Dierks Bentley
3 2 Bright Morning Stars Wailin' Jennys
4 3 The Grascals & Friends Country Classics With a Bluegrass Spin Grascals (Cracker Barrel Exclusive)
5 4 Palomino Trampled by Turtles

Top 10 Folk Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons
2 3 Barton Hollow Civil War
3 4 I and Love and You Avett Brothers
4 6 God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise Ray Lamontagne & the Pariah Dogs
5 5 Kiss Each Other Clean Iron and Wine
8 7 Small Source of Comfort Bruce Cockburn

Rock

Top 25 Rock Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 N Endgame Rise Against
2 2 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons
3 1 Collapse Into Now R.E.M.
4 4 Going Out in Style Dropkick Murphys
5 3 Town Line (EP) Aaron Lewis
9 12 Greatest Hits Bon Jovi
10 9 Starbucks 40: A 40th Anniversary Collection Various Artists
14 7 Blessed Lucinda Williams
24 8 Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert Billy Joel

Top 15 Hard Rock Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 N Endgame Rise Against
2 2 Greatest Hits Bon Jovi
3 3 A Thousand Suns Linkin Park
4 N Live at the Aragon Mastodon
5 6 War is the Answer Five Finger Death Punch
15 20 Greatest Hits Motley Crue

Top 25 Rock Songs
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 Rope Foo Fighters
2 2 Shake Me Down Cage the Elephant
3 4 The Cave Mumford & Sons
4 3 Help is On the Way Rise Against
5 5 Tighten Up Black Keys
23 25 Machine Gun Blues Social Distortion

Adult Contemporary

Top 15 Adult Contemporary Tracks
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 Just the Way You Are Bruno Mars
2 2 September Daughtry
3 3 Breakeven Script
4 7 Firework Katy Perry
5 4 Mine Taylor Swift
11 12 What Do You Got? Bon Jovi

Top 20 Adult Pop Tracks
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 F***in' Perfect Pink
2 2 Firework Katy Perry
3 6 F**k You (Forget You) Cee-Lo Green
4 3 Grenade Bruno Mars
5 4 Marry Me Train
No Veteran Artists Charting

Dance

Top 25 Dance/Club Play Songs

TW LW Title Artist
1 2 S&M Rihanna
2 3 On the Floor Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull
3 5 E.T. Katy Perry
4 8 Born This Way Lady Gaga
5 1 Higher Taio Cruz Featuring Kylie Minogue & Travie McCoy
11 12 Move On Fast Ono (Yoko Ono)

Top 25 Dance/Electronic Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 The Fame Lady Gaga
2 2 Tron: Legacy (Soundtrack) Daft Punk
3 3 4x4=12 deadmau5
4 4 The Fame Monster (EP) Lady Gaga
5 5 The Remix Lady Gaga
12 12 We're New Here Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX

Jazz

Top 25 Jazz Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 Chamber Music Society Esperanza Spalding
2 3 Crazy Love Michael Buble
3 2 In Concert On Broadway Harry Connick, Jr
4 44 Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody Al Di Meola
5 N Timeline Yellowjackets
6 5 The Very Best of the Rat Pack Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis, Jr.
8 4 Christmas With the Rat Pack Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis, Jr.
10 N Only Trust Your Heart Dionne Warwick
11 7 Heart and Soul Kenny G
12 8 Cote D'aZur Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman
14 11 Let's Touch the Sky Fourplay
15 14 Desire: The Ultimate Seduction Paul Hardcastle
16 20 S.O.U.L. Nina Simone
17 17 The Imagine Project Herbie Hancock
18 13 I Feel You Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
21 31 Class Acts of the Vegas Strip Various Artists
23 16 Bitches Brew Live Miles Davis

Top 15 Jazz Songs

TW LW Title Artist
1 1 Jump Start Nils
2 7 Contact Boney James
3 2 Global Kiss Steve Oliver
4 4 Let It Shine Tim Bowman
5 3 It's Time Brian Culbertson
7 6 Love TKO Fourplay
9 12 Botswana Bossa Nova David Benoit
10 5 Put the Top Down Dave Koz Featuring Lee Ritenour
12 15 I Found the Klugh Gerald Albright
13 16 3rd Degree Fourplay
15 14 Encantadora Blake Aaron Featuring Najee

Source for all above charts: Billboard

Americana

Americana Music Association Top 40 Airplay

Week of March 7, 2011

TW LW Title Artist
1 1 Blessed Lucinda Williams
2 2 KMAG Yoyo Hayes Carll
3 3 Low Country Blues Gregg Allman
4 4 Majestic Silver Strings Buddy Miller
5 7 Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream Gurf Morlix
7 5 The Party Ain't Over Wanda Jackson
10 10 How to Become Clairvoyant Robbie Robertson
15 20 Small Source of Comfort Bruce Cockburn
17 15 Upside-Down Town Greg Trooper
22 30 Rock 'N' Roll Party Jeff Beck
23 16 Band of Joy Robert Plant
36 34 Hook, Line & Sinker Roomful of Blues
38 N Red Bird Alert Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers

Source: Americana Music Association

Books

Top Books at Amazon On or By Veteran Artists
TW Title Author
1 Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock Sammy Hagar
2 Life Keith Richards
3 Just Kids Patti Smith
4 Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock & Metal Eddie Trunk & Andrea Bussell
5 The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star Nikki Sixx
6 Scar Tissue Anthony Kiedes & Larry Sloman
7 Frank: The Voice James Kaplan
8 The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Motley Crue, and Mick Mars
9 Hound Dog: The Lieber & Stoller Autobiography Jerry Lieber, Mike Stoller & David Ritz
10 Slash Slash & Anthony Bozza

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