In a word, to answer the question posed in our headline: No.
A week after American Idol champion Scotty McCreery became the first series winner since 2003 to take his debut album to the top of the Billboard 200 chart, runner-up Lauren Alaina fell to Evanescence, whose self-titled third CD sold 127,000 copies in its first week, good enough for first place.
McCreery’s Clear As Day slipped down into fourth place following a 55 percent drop in sales, but managed to still beat out Alaina's "Wildflower." We've listed the week's top 10 below:
- Evanescence, Evanescence – 127,000 copies
- Adele, 21 – 111,000
- Five Finger Death Punch, American Capitalist – 91,000
- Scotty McCreery, Clear As Day – 88,000
- Lauren Alaina, Wildflower – 69,000
- Tony Bennett, Duets II – 54,000
- Ryan Adams, Ashes and Fire – 49,000
- Lady Antebellum, Own The Night – 47,000
- Lil Wayne, Tha Carter IV – 45,000
- Martina McBride, Eleven – 40,000