Bon Jovi tops the albums chart

Bon Jovi have come full Circle on the Billboard 200, notching their second consecutive No. 1 debut with 163,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (For what it’s worth, the Jersey vets’ last album got there with a more impressive 292,000.) They were by far the biggest-selling new release in a fairly quiet week.

Down at No. 8, Flyleaf gave the world 56,000 Memento Moris. Switchfoot made it to No. 13 with 39,000 copies sold of Hello Hurricane. Dashboard Confessional took No. 19 with 30,000 copies sold of Alter the Ending.

That was it for chart debuts this week. In other developments, Lady Antebellum‘s 2008 debut vaulted back into the Top 20 at No. 11 after a memorable performance at the Country Music Awards helped them move 45,000 units — more than double what they did the previous week.

What do you think of this week’s chart offerings? Any surprises? Who do you expect to come out on top next week, when John Mayer, Kris Allen, Justin Bieber, Norah Jones, and others will face off?

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  • Sara

    New moon soundtrack is totally off the charts?

  • jon

    Caused no one care about that New Moon crap. Bon Jovi rule and next week John Mayer will rule the chart.

    “Watch online music videos 24/7 on defSpot com’

  • Preston

    I knew that Bon Jovi would hit No. 1! That’s a strong start! I love the anthemic arena rock numbers on this album! There wasn’t much competition with the Nov 10th released albums, but next week’s going to be a hot mess with the floods of Nov 17th released albums crowding the top 10 or top 20! Bon Jovi was smart to get their album out of the way of the heavy competition of the Nov 17 and Nov 23rd released albums!

  • s

    New Moon, Twilight= f***in garbage. Rather watch grass grow than that pile of cinema crap!

  • JamesLHowlett

    It is a very very sad state of affairs for the music industry where an album that sells only 163K units is the #1 album.

    • Gina

      Hey. They have sold over 100 million albums over the course of their career. Nowadays if your album sells 10,000 copies it is considered good.

    • Bo

      That is what happens when people will just download it for free rather then pay for it. Blame the recession, which is over because we had GDP growth, but the fact is that since Napster, sales have dropped year after year.

  • pt

    Don’t dis Bon Jovi. They are one of the best bands ever!!!! …. “and that’s the way it is” …. :)

  • Ossie

    Gina, they haven’t sold that many albums in the US but the have sold a ton, not a fan but they have been pretty successful. With that said I think Them Crooked Vultures should have a top 10 release next week.

  • sharkateu

    NEXT WEEK ::: The Diva Battle of the year:: Lady GAGA, Adam Lambert, and Rihanna
    Pretty sure Jon Mayer will place after all three.

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