Elsewhere, Adele’s 21 (148,000) is held at bay in the runner-up spot on the chart for a second week, after having racked up a (non-consecutive) 23-week run in the peak position. If the album eventually makes it to the top for another week, Adele will have tied the 24-week stints of both Prince’s Purple Rain soundtrack and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
The only other new entry within the Top 10 is that of the live album recorded by various Christian artists and over 40,000 college students at the Passion 2012 conference in Atlanta this past January. The LP enters at #5 based on first-week sales of 48,000.
The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart
1. One Direction, Up All Night *new* *1 week*
2. Adele, 21
3. Guns N’ Roses, Greatest Hits
4. Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball
5. Various, The Passion: White Flag *new*
6. Whitney Houston, Whitney – The Greatest Hits
7. Drake, Take Care
8. Various, Now 41
9. Gotye, Making Mirrors
10. fun., Some Nights