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Screenshot-1©Matthew Rolston for RollingStone.com

Most of us have probably seen the Hollywood Records press release by now – the Jonases have hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart with Lines, Vines & Trying Times!

Billboard itself soon confirmed.

Not surprising, exactly, though it is unprecedented in that it is their second #1 within a 10 month period.  It also debuted # 1 in Canada, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Central America. We don’t expect anything less of them!

Congratulations, guys!!!!

But somehow, in the rush of the world tour beginning, and an apparently soberly toned (note uberserious faces above*) Rolling Stone cover feature hitting stands shortly, this feels more like a reassuring affirmation than a moment to  happydance in the streets – the show marches on (not to mention the extracurriculars)!

And of course, the win is not without its glitches, seeing as the album has opened to roughly half of A Little Bit Longer‘s astounding opening last August, with 247,000 in sales this past week – still completely awesome, but if you’re neurotic (like me!) you know that this won’t go unnoticed

Haters – gleeful doom and gloomers that they are – will probably make much of this, but I’ll choose to look at it as the natural part of a shift, rather than as some sort of stall. That’s been the mindset that a lot of the LVaTT media of the past week has been putting us in mind of, and as proof, I’m going to hit some highlights from the recent onslaught of album reviews, the glowing and the less-glowing, that intrigued me.

Join me after the jump!

*[and I also just loved this picture and needed to justify its use.]

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Ah…Adorable!

In contrast – here’s my (soon to be patented) Sunday morning hand-wringer, everybody!!!

This came up in the previous thread, and it was something that has crossed my mind over the last couple of weeks: Where is the promotional push to get “Lovebug” to the top of the charts?

Eventually, it comes down to fan activism…getting everyone excited about requesting at radio and such. But in the past, with marching orders coming down from MySpace and SayNow, it seemed to be driven pretty well from the top.  By which I am not sure if I mean the Boys’ multi-pronged management team (Papa J & Co) or did it come all the way from the Disney offices, currently rumored to be beleaguered in the publicity department?

The Jonases have done very well, with high-charting albums, without ever having a bonafide chart-topping single…which seems innocuous enough, apart from having that be an annoyance from a place of fan-pride.  But I was bothered this week to see that on the chart report I read, that the Jonai didn’t garner a mention…and the charts are not based completely on somewhat irrelevant radio airplay  (I don’t listen to music radio, do you guys?) but also sales.

Thanks to the recent death of TRL – the usual next stop after a choir-preaching Disney Channel video debut – I guess radio play could be seen as more significant.  Unless they are going back to FNMTV?

I have heard from non-Jonasfans that they felt that “LoveBug” should be, deservedly, a HUGE single for the Boys…but so far…not so much.

So what gives?   Is it the economy? The election? The distraction of taping “Jonas” and such?

Or is there something yet up their sleeves…like the Thanksgiving Cowboys game, and will that be effective enough outreach?

Thoughts?

OK, to balance the worrywarting, a couple of my favorite shots of the Boys at last night’s Carousel of Hope Ball last night in Beverly Hills for you to enjoy…after the jump!

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All that really bears saying tonight is…

NUMBER ONE!!!!!

Oh yeah…and TEN. And pretty much also EIGHT.

Third biggest album opening of the year! Amazing.

Everybody’s talking about their instant gold!

I feel tired.  *tissues*

[Via: JonasPandemonium]

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Billboard, Entertainment Weekly and Perez Hilton are abuzz with the news that A Little Bit Longer looks to have shot out of the gate stronger than many expected…an almost assured #1, and likely an easy resident among the top 5 selling albums of the year (!!).

All the hard work (on their part) and devotion (on ours) is paying off!

If it’s up your alley – now would be a good time to go stock up on tissues…I suspect we’ll all soon be crying some tears of relief and joy.

[Via: People Magazine (Jonas Brothers People Magazine Celebrity Central Profile Page)]

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You’ve probably already heard the good news…“Burnin’ Up” debuted at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart!!

And that’s not even to mention the way Camp Rock has leapt to prominence on the album chart, with an array of its tracks dotting the top 50 of the hot digital chart as well. Excellence.

Congrats, Boys…but we know it’s not just a victory, but a challenge: 4 spots to climb!!

Pictured above at their Much Music appearance in Toronto, ON, this afternoon, it almost looks as if someone just let them know…Is Nick churning the butter?

[Via: TheGate.ca; Billboard]

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