That Adele reign is really refusing to let up.
The British songstress is atop the Bilboard 200 with her 3rd opus, 25, for the tenth non-consecutive week, putting her at 34 total weeks in the #1 spot for her career thus far, just one week behind Taylor Swift for second all-time, and 12 weeks behind the late, great Whitney Houston for most ever.
Though several new albums made their debuts this week, they weren’t strong enough to topple 25, which moved roughly 100,000 units, giving it the slight edge over Rihanna and Justin Bieber, who swapped spots from last week, with Anti and #2 and Purpose at #3. Yo Gotti made an impressive debut this week, and is the highest debut on the chart at #4, moving roughly 61,000 copies of his new album, The Art of Hustle, his second on Epic Records and the highest first-week sales mark of his career, besting 2013’s I Am by approximately 13,000 units.
There isn’t much turbulence to report concerning the rest of the Top 10. The Weeknd, Bryson Tiller and G-Eazy are all experiencing continued success with the sales of their respective 2015 albums, and they come in this week at 6, 9 and 10 respectively. Look for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to make a Top 10 debut next week with their first album since 2012’s The Heist, This Unruly Mess We’ve Made, and remember, Beyonce could happen any week now.