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Justin Bieber returns to No. 1 on Billboard's 200 albums chart

justin_bieberImage Credit: Pamela LittkeyApparently there’s been another breakout of Bieber fever. Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 sold 60,000 copies last week, making  it No. 1 on the Billboard‘s 200 albums chart for its fourth non-consecutive week. It’s the second lowest No. 1 album in Billboard‘s history since SoundScan began recording statistics 1991.

Lady Antebellum‘s Need You Now remains at No. 2 with 54,000. New York rockers the National arrive at No. 3; their High Violet sold 51,000 copies.  AC/DC’s Iron Man 2 soundtrack climbs four up to No. 4 with 48,000 units moved. The Dead Weather’s Sea of Cowards debuts at No. 5 with 45,000.

James Taylor and  Carole King’s Live at the Troubadour drops two slots to No. 6, selling 44,000 units. Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond rises three spots to No. 7 with 43,000. Oprah’s favorite teen, Charice, debuts at No. 8. Her self-titled effort sold 43,000 copies.

Last week‘s No. 1, Godsmack‘s The Oracle, drops to No. 9 with just under 43,000. And As I Lay Dying’s Powerless Rise rounds out the top 10 at No. 10 with 38,000.

Are you surprised Justin’s back at No. 1? Did you buy any of the top 10 albums last week? Let us know.

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Godsmack tops Billboard albums chart

GodsmackImage Credit: Paul BrownHard rock rocked Billboard‘s albums chart this week. Godsmack‘s latest effort, Oracle, debuts at No. 1. with 117,000 copies sold. It’s their third album to top the chart. Lady Antebellum‘s Need You Now holds strong at No. 2 with 97,000 units moved. MercyMe’s The Generous Mr. Lovewell debuts  at No. 3 with 88,000.

Working legends Carole King and James Taylor’s duets album, Live at the Troubadour, premiers at No. 4 with 78,000. This means that Taylor has had one album in the top 10 in each decade since the 1970s. Behind them is Justin Bieber‘s My World 2.0, which drops one slot to No. 5 with 64,000. Next is the Deftones’ Diamond Eyes” with 62,000 copies sold.

New Dixie Chicks side project Court Yard Hounds debuts at No. 7 with their self-titled set, moving 61,000 copies. And AC/DC’s Iron Man 2 soundtrack falls three places to No. 8 with 55,000 sold.

Toni Braxton’s Pulse is the last debut to appear in the top 10. She comes in at No. 9 with 54,000 copies sold. Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond closes out the top 10, falling four spots with 51,000. B.o.B’s The Adventures of Bobby Ray was last week’s chart king, but fell to No. 12 this time around with 36,000 sold.

Surprised B.o.B fell out of the top 10 so fast? Did you buy the Godsmack album? Talk to us.

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B.o.B's 'Adventures' tops the 'Billboard' 200 albums chart

bobRiding the success of his smash “Nothin’ On You,” B.o.B’s  The Adventures of Bobby Ray debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week. Selling 84,000 copies, it’s a low topper. But I’m sure B.o.B will happily take the crown anyway. The Atlanta native is the first solo male act to have a debut hit No. 1 since Rick Ross’ Port of Miami did so in August of 2006.

Lady Antebellum‘s Need You Now spends its 14th straight week in the top five and second in a row at No. 2, selling 76,000 copies. U.K. rock band Bullet for My Valentine‘s Fever sold 71,000 and debuted at No. 3. Justin Bieber‘s “My World 2.0″ falls one spot to No. 4 with 69,000. AC/DC’s soundtrack to Iron Man 2, which features their greatest hits, dropped one slot to No. 5 with 52,000. And Usher’s inner battle, Raymond v. Raymond, dropped from No. 5 to No. 6 with 48,000. Melissa Etheridge’s Fearless Love debuts at No. 7 with 46,000. Actress and singer Miranda Cosgrove’s debut album Sparks Fly only flew to No. 8 with 36,000. Now 33‘s compilation set comes in at No. 9 with 30,000. Glee‘s The Power of Madonna TV soundtrack fell to No. 10 with 29,000 units sold.

Are you glad B.o.B hit No. 1? Did you think Melissa Etheridge would debut higher? Talk to us in the comments after the jump.

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Glee's Madonna tribute knocks Justin Bieber off No. 1 spot

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Lady Antebellum moves from No. 3 to No. 2, selling another 83,000 copies of their Need You Now. Last week‘s No. 2, MGMT‘s Congratulations, fell out of the top 10 altogether.

With the blockbuster film more than a week away from release, AC/DC’s Iron Man 2 soundtrack debuts at No. 4, selling 76,000 copies.

Justin Bieber dropped to No. 3 with My World 2.0, while’s first installment My World is at No. 8. His label head, Usher, dropped from No. 4 to No. 5. His Raymond v. Raymond sold 52,000 units.

Selling 31,000 albums, Jimmy Buffett’s live Walmart exclusive Encores debuts at No. 7. The Zac Brown Band jumps from No. 15 to No. 9. And Lady Gaga‘s rounds out the Top 10 with her 2008 debut, The Fame.

What albums, if any, did you pick up last week? Surprised about this week’s numbers? Let us know.

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'Iron Man 2' pairs up with AC/DC for full soundtrack album

For those about to rock with Robert Downey Jr., we salute you. And by “those,” we mean ageless Aussie thunderstrikers AC/DC, who announced a special soundtrack deal today with the upcoming Iron Man 2, starring Mr. Golden Globe-y Sherlock himself.

Marvel Studios and Columbia Records will pair up for the release of AC/DC: Iron Man 2 on April 19, featuring 15 classic AC/DC songs culled from ten of the band’s studio albums, circa 1976-2008.

The first official video, a mix of a live performance of the Back to Black anthem “Shoot to Thrill” taped last month in Buenos Aires and sneak-preview movie bits, is below; find the full tracklisting after the jump:

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What's the loudest band you've ever seen (or been deafened by)?

The NME is reporting that a show AC/DC played in Munich last week resulted in more than 100 complaints from nearby residents because of the excessive racket made by Angus Young and crew. Apparently, some of the complainants were as far as 12 miles away from the venue when they were moved to say “Nein more!” (Okay, German’s not really my strong suit.) But that got us thinking about the loudest shows we’ve ever attended. In my case, very little thinking is required. I once saw legendary British metallers Motorhead at the Hammersmith Odeon in London (where the band previously recorded their classic live album No Sleep ’til Hammersmith) and couldn’t hear properly for weeks afterward. (And their support act, Tank, are the second most eardrum-lacerating act I’ve ever seen.)

So what’s the loudest band you’ve ever seen? Has anyone out there caught such legendarily volume-button-straining acts as My Bloody Valentine or the Who? Think about it while checking out Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades” below — and then GIVE US A SHOUT!!!

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