Alanis Morissette Continues Her Perfect Streak Of Reaching The Billboard 200 Top

"I'm beholden for the fans, because they're loyal," tobyMac says. "I consistently aspect that to, hopefully, I'm autograph songs that are abutting with their lives."

Undoubtedly, he still is.

As ahead reported, tobyMac (born Kevin McKeehan) celebrates his aboriginal Billboard 200 No. 1, as "Eye on It" roars in at the summit, appearance the aboriginal anthology of Christian music to acme the account back 1997. The set has yielded his fifth Christian Songs No. 1 in aboriginal distinct "Me Without You."

On Christian Albums, "Eye" is tobyMac's third leader, afterward "(Portable Sounds)," which reigned for two weeks in 2007, and "Tonight," his aftermost able flat effort, which led for seven frames in 2010.

Those commands followed tobyMac's ascendancy in the accumulation dc Talk, which he co-founded in 1987. The act additionally topped Christian Albums with three releases: "Free at Last" (19 weeks at No. 1, 1993), "Jesus Freak" (14 weeks, 1995) and "Supernatural" (one week, 1998).

Secular audiences ability bethink dc Talk best for its song "Between You and Me," which rose to No. 11 on Adult Pop Songs, No. 15 on Pop Songs and No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1996.

"If you address songs that affix with people's lives, they'll stick with you," tobyMac says.

THANK U, INDIE: Alanis Morissette continues her absolute band of extensive the Billboard 200 top with anniversary of her U.S. flat albums, as "Havoc and Bright Lights" begins at No. 5.

Here is a epitomize of Morissette's appearances in the chart's top tier, which she aboriginal visited the anniversary of Aug. 5, 1995:

1995-96, No. 1 (14 weeks), "Jagged Little Pill"
1998, No. 1 (two weeks),"Supposed Above Infatuation Junkie"
2002, No. 1 (one week), "Under Rug Swept"
2004, No. 5, "So-Called Chaos"
2008, No. 8, "Flavors of Entanglement"
2012, No. 5, "Havoc and Bright Lights"

The new set is Morissette's aboriginal back abrogation Maverick/Warner Bros. (where she had spent her absolute U.S. career), as it was appear apart through Collective Sounds via RED Distribution. "This is the aboriginal befalling for me to assignment with bodies from the arena up, against accepting this affectionate of dysfunctional, broken accord in which aggregate is a battle," Morissette says. "(My new) affairs are for abbreviate periods of time - one-record cycles - so there's not this array of biconcave activity that if article doesn't assignment out, you're ashore in a agonizing alliance for 13 years."

Not that Morissette is alienation her hit-packed past, which tended to account close struggles, admitting her added contempo actual her reflected activity as affiliated mother, with accepted distinct "Guardian" (a No. 27 hit on Adult Pop Songs) an ode to abiding love.

"There's this aeon to songs like 'You Oughta Know.' Acrimony is anger, admiring is yearning. Some of the yearnings that I wrote about, I've absolutely lived my way into some of the answers, so that's fortunate."

YEAH!: Usher claims his aboriginal No. 1 as a advance artisan on Dance/Club Play Songs, as "Scream" all-overs 2-1. His sole antecedent cruise to the top occurred as a bedfellow (with Lil Wayne) on Enrique Iglesias' "Dirty Dancer" aftermost year.

As a advance act, Usher had neared the top with "OMG" and "Climax," anniversary of which accomplished No. 3 in 2010 and beforehand this year, respectively.

MODERN ART: With a admission at No. 7 on Folk Albums with attendant "The Singer," Art Garfunkel array his aboriginal abandoned top 10 on a Billboard blueprint back 1981, back his song "A Heart in New York" climbed to No. 10 on Adult Contemporary.

The new album's appellation abundantly bookends his above Simon & Garfunkel accomplice Paul Simon's 2011 best-of accumulating "Songwriter," as Simon bound the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame pair's eight Hot 100 top 10s, including the No. 1s "The Sound of Silence" (two weeks, 1966), "Mrs. Robinson" (three weeks, 1968) and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (six weeks, 1970).

KEYS STARTS: Alicia Keys earns the top new access on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Girl on Fire" garnered 2.1 actor admirers impressions in beneath than a day (Sept. 4), according to Nielsen BDS and beings at No. 67. The song previews Keys' fifth anthology of the aforementioned name, due Nov. 27.

"Girl" was appear in three versions: its aboriginal mix, an "Inferno" remix featuring Nicki Minaj and a stripped-down "Blue Light" version. RCA begins gluttonous airplay for the clue at pop radio alpha on Oct. 8.

Keys performed the clue at the MTV Video Music Awards aftermost night, with abetment from two added girls on fire: Nicki Minaj and newly-crowned Olympic gymnastics hero Gabby Douglas. The closing showed off concrete acrobatics afterwards Minaj showed off articulate ones, somersaulting beyond the date afterward Minaj's lyric, "I win the gold like Gabby!"

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