SNL comedy trio the Lonely Island settle for a #3 debut with their own sophomore set Turtleneck & Chain (68,000), which features guest performers like Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. Just behind Andy Samberg & Co., “Tragedy” songstress Christina Perri comes in at #4 with her debut LP Lovestrong. (58,000 — and, yes, there’s a period at the end of the album title) while Tyler, The Creator’s second solo album Goblin arrives at #5 (45,000).
Two notches down, the Cars’ first studio album in 24 years, Move Like This, drives in at #7 (36,000).
Outside of the Top 10, Matthew Morrison’s self-titled debut solo album debuts at #24 (16,000).
The Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 chart:
1. Adele, 21 *8 weeks*
2. Various, NOW 38
3. The Lonely Island, Turtleneck & Chain *new*
4. Christina Perri, Lovestrong. *new*
5. Tyler, The Creator, Goblin *new*
6. Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
7. The Cars, Move Like This *new*
8. Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues
9. Jennifer Lopez, Love?
10. Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party