On the Charts: Jonas Brothers Win This Week's Sales Gold Medal

August 20, 2008 11:15 AM ET

The Big News: As predicted, the Jonas Brothers' A Little Bit Longer cruised to the top spot in its debut week, selling 525,000 copies, which was roughly 416,000 more copies than the week's number two album, the Mamma Mia soundtrack. Also interesting to note was that the Jonas's self-titled second album also cracked the top ten despite coming out last year, meaning Jonas Bros. fans are either really hardcore about supporting the band or really confused about which album was the new album. The surprise renaissance of Kid Rock's Rock N' Roll Jesus moved up to the three spot, Miley Cyrus' Breakout grabbed four and Sugarland's Love On the Inside rounded off our top five.

Debuts: After the Jonas, there wasn't much. Daddy Yankee's Talento De Barrio, the soundtrack of the film that Daddy Yankee is starring in, entered the charts at 13. Yung Berg's Look What You Made Me made it to 20, while the New Kids on the Block's new Greatest Hits inexplicably hit the charts at 22. And the Beer For My Horses soundtrack, starring the Obama-loving Toby Keith and the liberal-hating Ted Nugent, overcame the political differences of its stars to take 74.

Last Week's Heroes: Not much change here, as last week's top ten stayed mostly intact. It's comforting to note, if you're the music industry, that no albums in the top ten suffered more than a 27% sales decrease from the previous week — except Lloyd's Lessons In Love, which dropped from seven to 17.

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