Debuting not far behind in the #2 slot, at 58,100, is a solo album from former Gap member Charlie Wilson, Uncle Charlie, which features production from
San Francisco easy rockers
As T.I. prepares to head to prison for a year, his Paper Trail moves another six spots up the charts to #12 on sales of 29,300. That's one spot behind the chart debut from former Smiths singer Morrissey's latest solo album, Years of Refusal, which moved 31,300 copies.
The news was not as good for Bruce Springsteen, whose Working on a Dream saw a 55 percent dip in sales to 29,000, dropping his latest with the E Street Band down to seven spots to #13 in its fourth week on the chart. British pop tart Lily Allen had an even steeper cliff dive, losing 61 percent of her debut-week sales for It's Not Me, It's You, selling 27,500 copies to land at #16 after a top-five bow.
The post-Grammy bump also turned a bit cold for Best New Artist Adele, whose 19 suffered a 60 percent slide, dropping nine spots to #19 on 22,700 units moved. "SNL"-spawned comedy trio Lonely Island also saw the laughter fade, as the Andy Samberg-led group's debut, Incredibad, crashed 56 percent, dropping to #24 on sales of 20,700. Bobby Valentino suffered a nearly 70 percent drop, as his Rebirth ages and falls 20 spots to #27 in its second week on the charts thanks to barely 20,000 in sales.
Even before the movie picked up eight Oscars, the soundtrack to "Slumdog Millionaire" saw some chart love, leaping 26 spots to #22 on sales of close to 21,100, which will no doubt get another bump next week thanks to the release of a remix of Best Original Song "Jai Ho," featuring the Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger. Indie singer/songwriter fave M. Ward — of She & Him fame — scored a solid debut at #31 with his latest solo effort, Hold Time, which moved nearly 18,800 copies, notching his best sales week ever.
Emo-punkers Thursday comes in at #56 with their Epitaph debut, Common Existence,, which moved 10,700 units. Franz Ferdinand rocket up more than 30 spots to #70 in their fourth week for Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, thanks to 8,70 more fans. The quirky double-EP from Beirut, March of the Zapotec, sneaks in at #87 with 7,200 in sales. And Austin self-harm rockers ... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead pop in at #170 with 3,500 in sales of Century of Self.
Look for the soundtrack to the "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience" movie to hit next week, along with the latest from Lamb of God.