Cake's sweet new album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart

In an extremely slow week for album releases, Cake’s Showroom of Compassion lands atop the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling just 44,000 copies in its first week. It’s the lowest selling No. 1 album in SoundScan’s 20-year tracking history. Cage the Elephant’s Thank You Happy Birthday comes in second with 39,000 copies sold, while Taylor Swift lands in the third spot selling another 35,000 copies of Speak Now. Check out the full top 10 after the jump.

Jan. 18, 2011′s Billboard 200 albums top 10

No. 1 – Cake, Showroom of Compassion: 44,000

No. 2 – Cage the Elephant, Thank You Happy Birthday: 39,000

No. 3 – Taylor Swift, Speak Now: 35,000

No. 4 – Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops & Hooligans: 32,000

No. 5 – Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday: 32,000

No. 6 – Country Strong soundtrack: 29,000

No. 7 – Steel Magnolia: 28,000

No. 8 – Rihanna, Loud: 28,000

No. 9 – Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More: 26,000

No. 10 – Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: 25,000

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  • Eloy

    I remember when a decade ago new releases were over 1 million units…..like Sean parker said in the Social network film, they made napster go away, but who wants to buy a album store now???
    thank god we have ARES jejeje

    • Hemadry

      Looking frrwaod to see you play in the Melkweg 17-4 in Amsterdam. I take friends with me; they just have to see and hear! Was there as well on July 1th 2008. Hope it will be a blast again. Please don't forget to play Funky tonight?! Jannelies 3  0

  • Catlin

    Glad to awesome bands have the top spots. Still need to get to Target to get them myself.

    • Karesh

      und wie sie ihre Abende vgeerinrbn. Darüber hinaus finden sich dort vom Autor selbst geschossene Fotos, auf denen die atemberaubende Schönheit dieser kleinen Insel festgehalten wird, auf der die Zeit

  • PN

    Well at least that’s a breather that new January 2011 released albums would hit No. 1 and 2 on the album charts. It can’t be Taylor Swift week after week and the other new albums being left out. Most of the albums on the chart are albums that people have already bought so that might be why the sales are lower than usual.

  • Frank from MusicNerdClub.com

    Great news for Cake and Cage The Elephant. Awful news for the music industry. It would be nice to blame last week’s winter weather on bad sales… but since there are few CD retailers left, that means online sales are crapping out too. Not good.

  • TounnyNox

    Hello there i found this good web site should you have a little girls birthday approaching its called birthday cakes for girls . it’s helped us alot planning for our daughters birthday and i would suggest you take a peek

  • Rodaim

    GY!BE, Do Make Say Think, Mouse on the Keys, or any other osetcrhral rock gets me in the studying mood

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