5/10/2012

Maroon 5 Remains Top 5 Champion On Hot 100, Hands All Over Descends

Maroon 5 had one hell of a huge sales week last week when the group lowered the digital price of their third album Hands All Over, lowering it to a whoppin' $6.99. It jumped from No. 72 to No. 23 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. This week the funk-rocky album falls as the price goes back up to $11.99 on iTunes Store to No. 79. Hands All Over first charted back in October 2010 entering the chart at No. 2, in which in the following weeks it failed commercially. The band second studio album, released back in 2007, It Won't be Soon Before Long, debuted straight atop the Billboard 200 chart selling over 430,000 digital copies within it's first sales week. The group's debut album, released in 2002, re-released in 2003, ended up seeking major success as it peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The band's new album Overexposed is already getting lots of attention with it's pre-order option on iTunes Store and the group's official website. Will it debut atop the chart this summer?

Three weeks ago, we saw the band's new pop-diverse lead single "Payphone", featuring Wiz Khalifa, blossom on the charts as it entered on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3. It's second week it remained at the same position... and this week... it remains at No. 3 AGAIN! The track falls behind the top two singles "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra (standing at No. 1), and fun.'s "We Are Young", featuring Janelle Monae (remaining at No. 2). The song has gained greatly in radio airplay. The song rises 19-11 on the Billboard Radio Songs chart. It also is making history this week on the Adult Pop Songs chart making it the fastest song to groove up to the top ten on that chart since 2009's Kelly Clarkson hit "My Life Would Suck Without You." "Payphone" moves up 13-9 on the chart. On the Pop Songs chart it slides up 17-13, on the Digital Songs chart it remains at No. 2, and on the On-Demand Songs chart it moves up 13-4, falling behind Carly Rae Jepson's "Call Me, Maybe" at No. 3.

The band just premiered their highly-anticipated music video for "Payphone", which indeed also features rapper Wiz Khalifa, last night on E! News. The video is up on VEVO and www.eonline.com. Check it out here!

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