American Songwriter Reads the Charts: Daughtry Edges Out The King of Pop

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After three weeks of US chart domination, Daughtry edges the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, off the top of the Billboard 200.The band, featuring American Idol fifth season finalist Chris Daughtry, saw their latest release, Leave This Town, sell 269,000 units, according to Neilsen SoundScan.

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After three weeks of US chart domination, Daughtry edges the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, off the top of the Billboard 200. The band, featuring American Idol fifth season finalist Chris Daughtry, saw their latest release, Leave This Town, sell 269,000 units, according to Neilsen SoundScan.

Daughtry’s second No. 1 on Billboard 200, Leave This Town, is the follow-up to the bands self-titled November 2006 release Daughtry, which debuted at No. 2. Taking 9 weeks, Daughtry reached No. 1 selling 304,000. “No Surprise”, the new album’s first single debuts at No. 5 in the Adult Top 40, making it the bands’ sixth consecutive top five hit.

Jack White’s super group, The Dead Weather, enters the chart at No. 6 with the band’s first album Horehound. Band members include White (of the White Stripes and the Raconteurs), Alison Mosshart (of the Kills), Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (of the Raconteurs and the Greenhornes). Selling 51,000 albums, Horehound makes the sixth top ten album for White, following three top 10s with the White Stripes and two with the Raconteurs.

Maxwell’s BLACKsummers’night slips one spot down to No. 2 with 103,000 while Disney’s Hannah Montana 3 soundtrack falls to No. 3 with 73,000.

The top ten albums in the country this week:
1. Leave This Town – Daughtry
2. BLACKsummers’night – Maxwell
3. Hannah Montana 3 – Soundtrack
4. Now 31 – Various
5. The E.N.D. – Black Eyed Peas’
6. Horehound – The Dead Weather
7. Signature – Joe
8. Category F5 – Twista
9. Fearless– Taylor Swift
10. Only By the Night – Kings of Leon

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