And speaking of persistence, Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party, after a temporary backset, bobs back to No. 1 on the albums list.
It’s worth noting that the just-released Nielsen SoundScan survey of record sales for the first half of 2011 ranks My Kinda Party as the fourth overall best-selling album of that period (behind Adele’s 21, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way and Mumford & Sons’ Sigh No More, in that order) and the third best-selling physical album (after 21 and Born This Way).
There are six new album entries, including two EPs — American Idol Season 10 Highlights: Scotty McCreery (No. 2) and American Idol Season 10 Highlights: Lauren Alaina (No. 6). Other additions are Dolly Parton’s Better Day (No. 11), Billy Ray Cyrus’ I’m American (No. 24), Mark Wills’ Looking for America (No. 55) and Lee Greenwood’s 10 Great Songs (No. 63).
The various artists CD, Now That’s What I Call the USA: The Patriotic Country Collection, returns to the charts at No. 67.
LeAnn Rimes’ “Give” is the week’s only new song. It debuts at No. 60.