Foo Fighters Bump Adele Off The Top Of The Album Chart

By: Robbie Daw / April 20, 2011

Adele’s nonconsecutive run at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart is interrupted once again. This time around it’s Foo Fighters who knock the Rolling Stone cover girl off the top, with their seventh LP Wasting Light (235,000 copies)—an album recorded in frontman Dave Grohl’s garage. Believe it or not, this marks the first #1 album for the long-lasting alt rock band.

“From the bottom of our hearts, thank you everyone,” Foo Fighters tweeted today. “I can’t wait to answer the ‘Is rock and roll dead’ question now.” Adele’s 21 (93,000) falls to the #2 position, though Billboard notes the record posted a 5% increase in sales over last week.

Other new entries in the Top 10 include Alison Krauss And Union Station’s Paper Airplane (#3, 83,000), Paul Simon’s 12th studio LP So Beautiful Or So What (#4, 68,000) and Mana’s eight album Drama Y Luz (#5, 47,000).

Meanwhile, British “Price Tag” songstress Jessie J just misses out on a Top 10 debut, as Who You Are enters the chart at #11 (34,000).

The Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 chart:

1. Foo Fighters, Wasting Light *new* *1 week*
2. Adele, 21
3. Alison Krauss And Union Station, Paper Airplane *new*
4. Paul Simon, So Beautiful Or So What *new*
5. Mana, Drama Y Luz *new*
6. Britney Spears, Femme Fatale
7. Various, Songs For Japan
8. Wiz Khalifa, Rolling Papers
9. Chris Brown, F.A.M.E.
10. Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More