Billboard 200 Decoder: Kenny Chesney, T.I., Bob Dylan


Hot Right Now: KENNY CHESNEY Proving that he’s a LUCKY OLD SUN when it comes to album sales, Chesney’s latest debuted at number one this week.

To give you an idea of how bad the economy is right now, chart topper is also the lowest sales debut for a Chesney studio album since 1999.

Does anyone else find it strange that BRIAN WILSON released an album entitled THAT LUCKY OLD SUN back in August?

Hasn’t anyone ever told Chesney, you don’t mess with crazy?

So Five Minutes Ago:T.I. Two small letters, one of the biggest forces in modern music. The Hotlanta rapper’s sixth album PAPER TRAIL slips from the top of the chart to the number two slot after spending three weeks dominating.

Totally Over:BOB DYLAN We’ll be the first to admit that at this point in his career, Dylan is bigger than Billboard rankings. That said, his latest release, THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 8, plummeted 21 spots in only its second week on the chart.

At 67, he wins an honorable mention for being the oldest artist on the list, with JAMES TAYLOR hot on his heels.