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Keeping up with the Joneses is nothing compared to keeping up with the Jonases.
The Jonas Brothers—Joe, Kevin and Nick—just landed the third biggest opening week of the year as their latest album, A Little Bit Longer,, sold a whopping 525,000 copies to debut at No. 1, one of three Jonas-powered joints in the Top 10.
A Little Bit Longer, which sold north of 200,000 on its first day in stores last week, trails only Lil Wayne's million-plus Tha Carter III and Coldplay's 721,000-copy Viva La Vida as the year's biggest debuts, per Nielsen SoundScan.
If that wasn't enough, the Jonas boys are just the second sibling act to top the charts since the Bee Gees reigned supreme in the 1970s. (The Isley Brothers' Body Kiss accomplished the feat in 2003.)
The Jonases were all over the place. The Disneyfied band's eponymous sophomore album, released just over a year ago, inched its way back up the charts to No. 10, selling 31,000 copies. This marks the first time in nearly a decade that a group simultaneously claimed two Top 10 spots. ('N Sync did it last in January 1999.)
And the Jonas-juiced Camp Rock soundtrack finished the week at No. 8, selling another 50,000 copies. Released in June in connection with the Disney Channel film, the disc is already the 10th bestselling album of the year, moving 861,000 copies to date.
The Mamma Mia! soundtrack, which rose to No. 1 last week, slipped to No. 2 on sales of 110,000. All told, the top seven albums on the new chart are all former No. 1 alums, a first in the 45-year history of the comprehensive pop albums chart, per Billboard.com.
Elsewhere, Daddy Yankee sold nearly 26,000 copies of the Talento De Barrio soundtrack at No. 13, while Yung Berg's Look What You Made Me opened at No. 20 with 19,000. Milking their reunion tour, the oldsters in New Kids On The Block came in at 22, selling 19,000 copies of their Greatest Hits. (Their reunion album, The Block, hits the retail racks in two weeks.)
Other notable debuts included the Toby Keith-led Beer for My Horses soundtrack at No. 74, Extreme's Saudades de Rock at No. 78 and Janelle Monáe's Metropolis: The Chase Suite at No. 115.
In other chart news, Nickelback's unstoppable All the Right Reasons celebrated its 150th week on the charts at No. 84, up 11 spots from last week. Clearly the oldest title on the charts, Reasons made its debut in October 2005.
American Idol runner-up David Archuleta also made news as his debut single "Crush" topped the Digital Tracks chart by selling 166,000 copies.
Overall, album sales are up nearly 3 percent from last week but down 9 percent compared to the same week in 2007, when High School Musical 2 made its monster debut atop the charts.
Here's a recap of the top-selling albums for the week ended Sunday:
1. A Little Bit Longer, Jonas Brothers
2. Mamma Mia! soundtrack, various
3. Rock N Roll Jesus, Kid Rock
4. Breakout, Miley Cyrus
5. Love on the Inside, Sugarland
6. Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne
7. Viva la Vida, Coldplay
8. Camp Rock soundtrack, various
9. Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna
10. Jonas Brothers, Jonas Brothers