Adam Lambert‘s Trespassing has sailed to the #1 position on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week, marking the American Idol alum’s first chart-topping LP. (Previous offering For Your Entertainment peaked at #3 in 2009.) This gives the “Never Close Our Eyes” crooner the distinction of being the first openly-gay singer to top the main album chart in the US, according to the Village Voice‘s math, with a single-artist title. Another interesting tidbit: this marks the first time one Idol alum has succeeded another — in this case, Carrie Underwood — in the Top 200′s upper-most position.
Alas, as Billboard notes, Trespassing‘s out-of-the-gate performance also marks the lowest sales week for a #1 album in 2012 (it moved 77,000 copies). It’s also the lowest number of albums sold for a chart-topping LP since Adele‘s awards magnet 21 was in its 12th non-consecutive week in the peak position with 76,000 last August.
Regardless, a #1 album is a #1 album, and Lambert certainly deserves to pop a bottle in celebration over Trespassing this week.
Other Top 200 debuts on the new chart come from Jack Black and Kylie Glass, aka Tenacious D, at #5 with third album Rise Of The Fenix (44,000), Beach House’s fourth offering Bloom (#7, 41,000) and Glee, the Music: Season Three – The Graduation Album, at #8 (39,000).
The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart
1. Adam Lambert, Trespassing *new* *1 week*
2. Adele, 21
3. Carrie Underwood, Blown Away
4. Norah Jones, Little Broken Hearts
5. Tenacious D, Rise Of The Fenix *new*
6. Various, NOW 42
7. Beach House, Bloom *new*
8. Glee Cast, Glee, the Music: Season Three – The Graduation Album *new*
9. Lionel Richie, Tuskegee
10. One Direction, Up All Night