Chart Watch: His & Hers #1s For Blake, Miranda
There are just two other married couples where both partners have landed #1 albums (while they were married to each other). Since they were married in October 1996, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have each had three #1 albums. Likewise, since they were married in April 2008, Beyonce and Jay Z have each had three #1 albums.
There are at least three other cases where husbands and wives each had #1 albums, but not during the time they were married to each other. Bobby Brown had a #1 album in 1989, but he didn't have one in the 15 years he was married to Whitney Houston. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale both had #1 albums with their groups, No Doubt and Bush, respectively, before they were married in 2002. Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger both had #1 albums before they were married in 2012.
Lambert's album sold 180K copies in its first week. Impressively, each of Lambert's five studio albums has sold more copies in its first week than the one preceding it. Even so, Lambert's tally is no match for the latest albums by the other two top female country stars. Carrie Underwood's latest album, Blown Away, started with sales of 267K in May 2012. Taylor Swift's latest album, Red, opened with sales of 1,208,000 in October 2012.
Trivia notes: Lambert is the second artist with that surname to reach #1. Adam Lambert topped the chart in May 2012 with Trespassing. This is the first album with the word "Platinum" in its title to reach the #1. Slim Thug's Already Platinum hit #2 in July 2005.
Platinum sold 83K digital copies, which puts it at #1 on Top Digital Albums. It's Lambert's first #1 on that chart.