Lil Wayne’s Holds Steady Atop Album Chart While The Beatles’ ’1′ Returns

Sep 14th, 2011 // Comment

Despite a wave of bad reviews, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV holds the #1 position on Billboard‘s Top 200 album chart for a second week (though the 219,000 copies moved marks a 77% drop in sales). The only new album to debut in the Top 10 is George Strait’s 39th studio offering Here For A Good Time (#3, 91,000), while The Beatles’ compilation 1 returns at #4 (60,000) after a remastered edition made its digital debut.

Billboard notes that the Beatles’ 1 compilation, which contains all of the quartet’s chart-topping US and UK hits, has sold 11.8 million copies since it was first released back in November 2000. In December 2009, Nielsen SoundScan ranked 1 as the best-selling album of that decade, just ahead of *NSYNC’s No Strings Attached and Norah Jones’ Come Away With Me.

Meanwhile, between Lil Wayne, Adele, The Beatles, Beyonce and the latest NOW compilation, this week’s chart is notable for numbers (or numerals) appearing in the titles of half of the albums listed in Top 10.

The Top 10 Of Billboard‘s Top 200 Chart:

1. Lil Wayne, Tha Carter IV *2 weeks*
2. Adele, 21
3. George Strait, Here For A Good Time *new*
4. The Beatles, 1 *re-entry*
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers, I’m With You
6. Jay-Z & Kanye West (The Throne), Watch The Throne
7. Maroon 5, Hands All Over
8. Various, NOW 39
9. Beyonce, 4
10. Foster The People, Torches

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