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Jack Johnson and an anemic pop chart

Johnson’s
album is called “To The Sea” and sold 243,000 copies during
the week ended June 6, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His last
studio set, “Sleep Through the Static,” debuted at No. 1 in
2008 with 375,000 copies. The numbers are lower, but thats becoming
common in the UP pop chart. For the past 8 weeks nobody sold more
than 200.000, and Johnson is the first one in a couple of months to
go over that limit. The sales are 11% down compared to last year.

Downloads
made up nearly half of “Sea’s” sells. In terms of download
units, it’s the biggest week for an album since late-January, when
the digital-exclusive charity compilation “Hope For Haiti Now”
set sold 143,000 downloads in its second week.

Overall, “To
The Sea” is Johnson’s fifth top 10 album. He achieved his first
chart-topper in 2006, when the “Curious George” soundtrack
bowed with 163,000 copies.

In the rest of the list we find Justin
Bieber’s “My World 2.0” as number 2 and “Glee: The
Music, Volume 3: Showstoppers,” in to No. 3 after being at the
top of the list last week

The rest of the albums are the usuals
Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” at number 4, Usher’s
“Raymond v Raymond,” at number 5 and Lady Gaga’s “The
Fame,” to 6.

Carole King
and James Taylor’s move up to number 7 with “Live at the
Troubadour”. And finally two new entries fort he last spots.
Taio Cruz’s debut album “Rokstarr” at number 8 and Clay
Aiken’s covers album “Tried & True” at number 9 with
22,000. Ke$ha’s “Animal” took the last position at number
10.

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