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Jonas Brothers Can't Keep It Up

8/20/2008 12:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jonas Brothers, meet jumpable shark.

That's the buzz after flaccid first-week sales of "A Little Bit Longer," which, according to Billboard, fell short of the big numbers. The projections were for 600k-plus and as many as 725, but they came in at 515,000.

In the perspective department, Lil' Wayne did well over a mil in the first week, but Jordin Sparks -- she won "American Idol," memba? Her grand total -- 119,000.

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lsdfjds    

1st comment

2166 days ago
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Biff    

WHO CARES

2166 days ago
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DisAndy    

According to Nielsen SoundScan, A Little Bit Longer sold just over 525,000 copies during week one, making it one of the year's best-selling debuts. On top of that, the Jonas Brothers' 2007 self-titled effort returns to the Top 10 on next week's Billboard albums sales chart, at #10, after selling another 31,000 units, marking the first time a group has done so since 'NSYNC back in late 1998; that's when that act's 1998 self-titled effort claimed the #2 spot with 535,700 sold, and 1998's Home for Christmas rounded out the Top 10 with 265,600 copies scanned.

But there's more! Not only can the Jonases — who will perform at the VMAs on September 7 — claim the nation's best-selling and 10th best-selling albums, but the "Camp Rock" soundtrack, which features three tracks from the boys, holds the #8 position, selling around 50,000 copies — meaning there are three albums featuring their songs in next week's Top 10.

And there's even more! Thanks to A Little Bit Longer, the Jonas Brothers have eclipsed the first-week sales generated by fellow Disney Channel juggernaut Miley Cyrus, who stars in the "Hannah Montana" series and films. Miley's Breakout sold nearly 371,400 copies to debut at #1, or close to 150,000 fewer copies than the Jonases. Breakout sold another 84,700 copies last week, and falls two spots on the chart to #4.

not too shabby..

(mtv.com)

2166 days ago
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Sallyskeewee    

what kind of world do we live in if Ja Rule sells more albums than Jordan Sparks????????????

2166 days ago
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roni    

Again TMZ only shows one side of things. The side that cuts down everything else so they make themselves feel better. If you want to read the entire story about this go to Billboards site, http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003840660.

3rd biggest sales of the year.
2 concurrent top ten albums since 1999 (albeit was In Snyc...but we got JT from that).

And these guys are kids! It may not be the music we all like, but you have to props to the guys for what they've accomplished.

2166 days ago
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tlynn    

That was the quickest 15 min ever! Hope they've been saving their money! State fair appearances are far & few between!

2166 days ago
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chrissy    

I am 33 and my daughter got me to like them after she has played the CD 9 MILLION times, i like them they are cute kids, leave them alone there doing GREAT.... good job boys!!!

2166 days ago
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JonasLover19    

TMZ SUCKS THEY ALWAYS ARE TRYING TO TALK BAD ABOUT THE JONAS BROTHERS .THATS ONLY CUZ THEY DONT HAVE ANY DIRT ON THEM . WE GUESS WHAT ***** WE LOVE YOU JONAS BROTHERS WITH ALL ARE HEARTS **************** JB #1 FAN DANNICA

2166 days ago
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JonasLover19    

ALL TMZ DOES IS TALK CRAP HALF THE STUFF THEY SATY IS NOT TRUE .THE JONAS BROTHERS KNOW THAT THATS WHY THEY DONT TALK TO YOU . WE LOVE YOU NICK JOE KEVIN AND FRANKIE MORE THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW XOXOOXO DANNICA XOXOXOXOXOXO

2166 days ago
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JonasLover19    

NOT TRUE I LOVE YOU JOE NICK KEVIN

2166 days ago
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JonasLover19    

GET TO KNOW THIS NAME DANNICA .I WILL BE LEAVING COMMENTS EVEY TIME YOU TALK BAD ABOUT THEM . JB#1 fan

2166 days ago
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pinky    

They are bubble gum for the teen screams.

2166 days ago
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Kimo    

What have you accomplished before 21? Not selling out arenas in SECONDS, not having 6 number 1 songs on iTunes, not having a number 1 album on iTunes...

2166 days ago
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shangrila    

Again, give these kids a break.....TMZ shame on your for only reporting half the story! You should go to one of their concerts and watching them and the 1000"s of screaming teenage girls that are fans! I am in my 40's and my daughter loves this group so I hear their music all the time! Take some time and actually listen to the lyrics people, it's great stuff and they write it themselves on their life experiences....I think that is great! I would rather listen to the Jonas Brothers then some of the music that is out there (and I am an avid music lover folks...from new age to heavy metal.....country to rap.....). These are good kids that have great values (kudos to their mom and dad for actually taking part in their lives/musical career and raising these boys to be good people! Nick has diabetes and has brought national attention and focus to a horrible disease that affects so many of our youth today.....they have their own charity organization and contribute 10% of their earnings to it. Not too shabby, I don't see alot of the adult "bands" doing that.... Ok, and I know this last comment is really going to upset alot of people, but personally I would rather lsiten to the Jonas Brothers than the Rolling Stones ....I'm sorry folks they just aren't my cup of tea...we all have our personal preferences.

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pinky    

Not only can the Jonases — who will perform at the VMAs on September 7 — claim the nation's best-selling and 10th best-selling albums
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The 10 best selling albums of all time is below and notice no Jonas

1. Eagles Hotel California 28 million
2. Jackson Thriller 26 million
3. Pink Floyd The Wall 23 million
4. Led Zeppelin IV 22 million
5. Billy Joel Greatest Hits 21 million
6. AC/DC Back In Black 19 million
7.The Beatles White Album 19 million
8.Shania Twain Come On Over 18 million
9.Fleetwood Mac Rumours 18 million
10.Whitney Houston Bodyguard 17 million

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