There will be a new title at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, but the biggest news is the huge sales bump
My World 2.0 is up 145 percent over the previous week, jumping 14 spots to #3 on sales of 48,000, while My Worlds Acoustic leaps 37 spots to #10 as sales zoomed up by 240 percent to 35,000. Even the 16-year-old singer's 2009 debut EP, My World, benefited, moving 61 spots to #39 as sales were up 162 percent to 14,000.
Next week's charts will likely reflect the post-Grammy bump that traditionally follows the awards show, but even after going home empty-handed following a performance with Bob Dylan on the broadcast, England's Mumford & Sons continue their unlikely chart ride. They zoom nine spots to #2 with Sigh No More, which sold 49,000 copies as sales picked up by nearly 100 percent over the previous week.
The rest of the top 10: Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday (#4, 47,000), Pink, Greatest Hits ... So Far!!! (#5, 41,000), Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (#6, 39,000), Eminem, Recovery (#7, 38,000), Rihanna, Loud (#8, 37,000) and Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party (#9, 35,000).
Maybe it was their Super Bowl halftime show, but after weeks of slipping down the charts, the Black Eyed Peas' The Beginning moves six places to #14 (31,000, up 61 percent) while their two-year-old The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) jumps 21 spots to #20 as sales picked up by 75 percent to 20,000.
It was all about Lady Gaga on the iTunes singles chart, as her queer anthem "Born This Way" went straight to #1. Gaga pushes Katy Perry's "Firework" down a spot, where it's followed by Pink's "F---in' Perfect," the Black Eyed Peas' "The Time (Dirty Bit)," Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" and Jay Sean's "Hit the Lights." Rounding out the list are Cee Lo Green's "Forget You" at #7, then Colbie Caillat's "I Do," Rihanna's "S&M" and Avril Lavigne's "What the Hell."
The Mumfords rule the iTunes albums chart, followed by Pink, Bieber's Never Say Never - The Remixes, his acoustic album, the Beatles' LOVE soundtrack to the Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas show, Rihanna, Eminem, Grammy performers the Avett Brothers' I and Love and You, Bieber's My World 2.0 and the Pretty Reckless' Light Me Up.
Look for the Grammy bump next week, as well as the chart debut of Bieber's remix album and the new Bright Eyes effort, The People's Key.