Jack Johnson 'From Here to Now to You' No. 1 Album on Billboard 200: Country Takes Over as Chris Young, Justin Moore, Billy Currington Debut in Top 10 [VIDEOS]

By Carolyn Menyes (c.menyes@gmail.com) | Sep 25, 2013 01:23 PM EDT
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Jack Johnson "From Here to Now to You"
(Photo : Wiki Commons) Jack Johnson's new album "From Here to Now to You" topped the Billboard 200 in a week full of singer-songwriters and country music.

It's a chill week over on the Billboard 200. Notably relaxed singer/songwriter Jack Johnson's newest album "From Here To Now To You" tops the Billboard 200, selling 117,000 copies in its first week, according to Billboard.

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Perhaps best known for penning the soundtrack to the 2006 "Curious George" film, Johnson reached the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 for the fourth time this week. In addition to "Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George," Johnson's albums "Sleep Through the Static" and "To The Sea" have also reached No. 1.

Single "I Got You" preceded the release of "From Here To Now To You."


Johnson beat out country singer Justin Moore's new album, "Off The Beaten Path," which arrived on the Billboard 200 at No. 2 with 97,000 copies. This is Moore's best performance on the Billboard 200 to date. His first self-titled album peaked at No. 10, and 2011's "Outlaws Like Me" reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200.

Moore led a countrified Billboard 200. Chris Young's latest album "A.M." - not to be confused with the Arctic Monkeys - debuted at No. 3, selling 53,000 copies. Like Moore, Young reached his highest peak on the Billboard 200 this week. The "Nashville Star" winner previously peaked at No. 4 with his last album, 2011's "Neon."


The country vibes are disrupted by Mayback Music Group's compilation album "MMG: Self Made Vol. 3," which moved 50,000 copies and arrived at No. 4. "Self Made Vol. 3" includes appearances from big name rappers Rick Ross, Meek Mill and Wale. Murdered rap prodigy Lil Snupe, who was shot and killed in June, did the intro to the album.

Finally, rounding out the debuts that made up the top five spots, electronic artist Avicii's debut album "True" sold 50,000 copies. Led by the massive Hot 100 single "Wake Me Up!," "True" helps to establish the EDM genre's legitimacy. According to Billboard, it's the highest sale for a solo electronic artist's debut album.


The top 10 of the Billboard 200 is rounded out by Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" (No. 6), which topped the charts for two weeks, 2 Chainz's "B.O.A.T.S. II #METIME" is at No. 7, Keith Urban's "Fuse" falls from No. 1 to No. 8, the Weeknd's "Kiss Land" is No. 9 and Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight" rounds things out at No. 10.

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