All the fancy footwork and whipping of horses (and Wanda Sykes) paid off last week, as Sade’s Soldier Of Love sticks around at #1 on Billboard‘s Top 200 Albums chart. In the post-Valentine’s Day slump, the album suffered a 62% drop in sales (and sold 190,000 copies) from the prior week (502,000 copies)—but it was still enough to maintain the top spot. See how the rest of the Top 10 panned out after the jump.
With no major releases tossed out last week, there wasn’t a single new entry in the Top 40 of Billboard‘s Top 200 Albums. Instead, the highest debut comes from rockers Story Of The Year, who enter at #42 with The Constant.
It should be a different story with next week’s tally, however, as yesterday brought new releases from Johnny Cash (American VI: Ain’t No Grave) Alkaline Trio (This Addiction) and Joanna Newsom (Have One On Me)—not to mention The Rocket Summer’s Of Men And Angels, which is currently #1 on iTunes.
The Top 10 of Billboard‘s Top 200 Albums:
1. Sade, Soldier Of Love
2. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
3. The Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.
4. Lady Gaga, The Fame
5. Lil Wayne, Rebirth
6. Susan Boyle, I Dreamed A Dream
7. Alicia Keys, The Element Of Freedom
8. Jaheim, Another Round
9. Josh Turner, Haywire
10. Taylor Swift, Fearless