Billboard Top Albums 2/11/09: The Fray beats Springsteen

1. The Fray – The Fray (179,000)
2. Bruce Springsteen – Working on a Dream (102,000)
3. Dierks Bentley – Feel That Fire (71,000)
4. Taylor Swift – Fearless (64,000)
5. Beyonce’s – I Am … Sasha Fierce (51,000)
6. Nickelback – Dark Horse (47,000)
7. Kidz Bop 15
8. Jamie Foxx – Intuition (37,000)
9. Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak (33,000)
10. Keyshia Cole – A Different Me (34,000)

Other albums:
14. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Lonely Road (26,000)
21. A Day To Remember – Homesick (22,000)

Victory rock act A Day To Remember opens at No. 21 with “Homesick,” with 22,000 copies.

At 7.32 million units, sales are up 12.5% compared to the same total last week but are off by 13.1% compared to the same week in 2008.

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  1. Feel That Fire is spawning a lot of blazing clichés this week, and all of them are right! This is one hot CD that is going to go places – read that up! Dierks has said he wanted to stay in the moment, as well as have fun. He’s done it with style and grace. Style with the Warren Brothers in the title cut, grace with the incomparable Patti Griffin in Beautiful World, Better Believer, co-written with Rivers Rutherford, and Pray, written with Rodney Crowell. For fun you can’t beat Sideways and Here She Comes. My favorite today is I Wanna Close Your Eyes, but tomorrow it may change to that motorcycle revving Life on the Run with Mike McCready (Pearl Jam). You may remember McCready’s previous contribution with Bentley on Distant Shore on his first CD. Feel that Fire? You bet.

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