Jonas Brothers Score Third-Biggest Debut of 2008

Go go JoBro: les freres du Jonas have not only set the third highest Billboard debut of the year, after selling over 525,000 albums in its first week, they have also become the first band since ‘N Sync to have two albums in the top 10. Although, give that the other album is the “Camp Rock” soundtrack, I don’t know that it entirely qualifies. Then again, who am I to criticize the power of teen pop superstardom?

Not only have the Jonas Brothers notched the year’s third-biggest debut album, they’ve managed the rare feat of having two albums in the top 10 at the same time.

“A Little Bit Longer,” the third album from the trio of siblings, sold more than 525,000 copies to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 album charts, according to figures released by Nielsen SoundScan on Wednesday.

Only Lil Wayne (whose “Tha Carter III” sold a little more than 1 million in its first week) and Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” (which topped the chart with 720,000 its first week) have had better debuts this year.

With all the hoopla surrounding the release of their latest album, the Jonas Brothers’ self-titled second album, released last year, also vaulted into the top 10; in addition, they are featured on the “Camp Rock” soundtrack, which is at No. 8.

According to Billboard.com, the last group to have two albums in the top 10 was another teen sensation, ‘N Sync, back in 1999.

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