Billboard Chart Flash: Week of May 31 – June 6

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For the second straight week, 2010’s biggest country artists occupy the top of Billboard’s Country Albums and Hot Country Songs Charts. Find out who trails Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert on this week’s charts.

On the albums chart, Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now spends its 19th week at number one on the chart. The last album that was number one this year was Taylor Swift’s Fearless way back in the last week of January. Follow Lady A is The Foundation by Zac Brown Band who reclaim the number two spot this week. After spending a week oustide the top five, Miranda Lambert’s Revolution leaps back into the number three spot. Climbing up one spot to number four is Carrie Underwood with Play On while Taylor Swift’s Fearless rounds out the top five.

On the Hot Country Songs chart, Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” spends its second week atop the chart, becoming her first multi-week number one single. Leaping two spots to second is Jason Aldean, who is looking for his fourth consecutive number one single, with “Crazy Town.” Making its first appearance in the top five after climbing to number three is Brad Paisley’s “Water.” Slipping two spots to number four is Chris Young’s former number one, “The Man I Want to Be.” Rounding out the top five is Clay Walker with “She Won’t Be Lonely Long.” This is Walker’s first trip to the top five since 2007’s “Fall” peaked at number five.

Making their debuts this week are James Wesley’s “Real” at no. 56 and Jewel’s “Satisfied” at no. 59. Making this week’s biggest jump is Lady Antebellum with their newest single, “Our Kind of Love,” which jumps up 9 spots to no. 29.

This week saw the release of Dierks Bentley’s bluegrass-influenced album, Up on the Ridge, so we could see the end of Lady Antebellum’s amazing run atop the Albums chart. Meanwhile, Jason Aldean’s “Crazy Town” has been gaining momentum at radio so we could also see Miranda Lambert’s run atop the Hot Country Songs chart come to an end as well. See if anyone can pull off the upsets in next week’s Chart Flash.

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