“The Great Gatsby” is two-for-two. After surprising pundits with a second place, $51 million box office debut, the all-star soundtrack to the Baz Luhrmann literary spectacle will also hit the runner-up spot on next week’s Billboard 200 album chart.
The album, executive produced by Jay-Z, moved 137,000 copies, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan. That was solid, but not enough to beat out the third straight #1 debut from Lady Antebellum, whose Golden took the top spot on sales of 167,000.
It was a different story, however, on the iTunes album chart, where “Gatsby” snagged the top spot and Golden had to settle for #2.
There were plenty of other debuts in the top 10, including a #3 bow for the NOW 46 compilation (91,000), Annie Up (83,000), the second album from Miranda Lambert’s side project Pistol Annies and the first album of new studio material from rock legend Rod Stewart in 12 years, Time (52,000).
Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience slipped three spots to #6 (65,000) as the album steamed past 1.8 million copies and Bruno Mars slipped two to #10 with Unorthodox Jukebox, even as sales were up nearly 25 percent to 32,000.
Elsewhere on the charts, the third studio collection from Zooey Deschanel’s hook-up with M. Ward, She & Him’s Vol. 3, landed at #15 (26,000).
Look for chart debuts next week from Vampire Weekend, Demi Lovato, Trace Adkins and George Strait.
There was less activity on the Billboard Digital Songs chart, where the top five was unchanged. Hangout Music Festival performers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis kept the #1 spot with “Can’t Hold Us” (241,000), followed by Pink’s “Just Give me a Reason” (230,000), Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” (168,000), Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” (151,000) and Rihanna’s “Stay” (145,000).
The big mover was Selena Gomez’s “Come & Get It,” which jumped up three spots to #6 (143,000) and Mariah Carey’s “#Beautiful,” entering at #10 (114,000). Gomez had a stronger week on the iTunes singles chart, where she was up at #4, while Carey came in at #8.