After missing the No. 1 spot on it's debut week, The Hannah Montana Movie's Soundtrack has finally topped the American Album charts, thanks to strong Box Office numbers. In just 12 days of release, the movie has grossed nearly $60 million in the US. This week's big debuts are Diddy's Day26 and their newest, Forever In A Day, which bowed at No. 2 with 115,209 copies sold. Silversun Pickups also debut high with their newest, Swoon, selling almost 49,000 copies in the first 7 days of release (No. 5).
The rest of the top 10 is typical — though I am impressed with the Twilight Soundtrack (No. 4 and features Muse, Iron & Wine, Black Ghosts, et al) and Taylor Swift's Fearless (No. 10). After months of being on the shelves, they are still moving Top 10 numbers, selling 56,618 and 31,209 respectively. Sidenote: Wonder why Radiohead's "15 Step" wasn't included in the Twilight soundtrack, the song was playing throughout the entire closing credits. What? Radiohead licensed the song for worldwide play in the movie, but doesn't want to bank on all of these Soundtrack sales? That's just stupid... As of January 2009, the Twilight soundtrack has sold 2 million copies world wide.
In other sales news, Kings of Leon is outselling Beyonce with their Only By The Night. The set sold nearly 19,000 this week, landing at No. 18. Also, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are up nearly 20 spots this week, thanks to TV appearances on just about every late night show in existance. This week, It's Blitz sold 12,478 and reentered the Top 50 at No. 32. Further down the chart, Death Cab For Cutie's new Open Door EP debuts at No. 34 with just over 12,000 copies sold.