News

Miranda Lambert scores first No. 1 album

Miranda Lambert scores first No. 1 album

NO. 1: Miranda Lambert is on top of the charts with "Platinum." Photo: Associated Press

Miranda Lambert has landed her first U.S. No. 1 album, becoming only the 11th country artist to make it to the top of the Billboard 200 countdown.

Her fifth release, “Platinum,” has rocketed to the top of the charts with 179,000 first-week sales.

It’s also her fifth straight number one on America’s Top Country Albums countdown.

Meanwhile, the “Frozen” soundtrack is on the rise again, moving from four to two on the new Billboard 200, while Brantley Gilbert’s Just As I Am slips a spot to three.

50 Cent’s new album “Animal Ambition” debuts at four and last week’s number one, Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories,” falls to five.

Meanwhile, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scores a third week atop the Hot 100 singles chart with “Fancy,” keeping “Problem,” her own collaboration with Ariana Grande, at number two.

John Legend’s “All of Me” is also unmoved at three, while British star Sam Smith scores his first top 10 at 10.

He tells Billboard.com, “I am genuinely gobsmacked (amazed). I keep asking my team if they’ve made a mistake. Thank you so much, America, for everything.”

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Final Four berths at stake on KPUG

Fresh
image

NCAA Tournament on KPUG: Michigan State vs. Louisville 11:20am; Duke vs. Gonzaga 2:05pm.

in Local Sports

No. 2 seed Tennessee beats No. 11 Gonzaga in overtime

Gonzaga’s mascot

Tennessee beat Gonzaga 73-69 in overtime on Saturday to advance to the Spokane Regional final of the NCAA Tournament.

in Local Sports

Mariners prospect Victor Sanchez passes away

seattle mariners logo generic

Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez passed away in Venezuela, the club announced Saturday.

in Sports

Kentucky remains undefeated after beating Notre Dame & moves on to Final Four

Kentucky's Trey Lyles, left, and Karl-Anthony Towns, right, listen to Willie Cauley-Stein during the team's news conference at the NCAA men's basketball tournament regional, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Cleveland. Kentucky plays Notre Dame in the final Saturday, hoping to extend their unbeaten streak and reach the Final Four.

Andrew Harrison hit two free throws with six seconds left as the Wildcats survived a 68-66 win over third seed Notre Dame.

in Local Sports

10-man FC Dallas holds off the Sounders

FC Dallas's Michel celebrates as he jogs to midfield after scoring on a penalty kick against the Vancouver Whitecaps in the second half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Frisco, Texas. FC Dallas won 2-1.

FC Dallas played with 10 men for the majority of the night, the Seattle Sounders failed to capitalize and the match ended in a scoreless draw Saturday night.