Chris Brown’s ‘Fortune’ Debuts Atop Album Chart, Katy Perry Returns To Top 10

Jul 11th, 2012 // Comment
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“Don’t Wake Me Up” crooner Chris Brown sees his fifth album Fortune debut at #1 this week on the Billboard Top 200, albeit with far less opening sales (134,000 copies) than his previous chart-topping LP F.A.M.E. (270,000). In fact, this marks Breezy’s lowest opening week since the arrival of Graffiti (102,000) in 2009, which was released on the heels of his scandalous fight with ex Rihanna. Fortune, the only new entry in the Top 10 this week, now bumps Linkin Park‘s Living Things off the throne.

The Amazon MP3 Music Store’s one-day 99-cent sale last Tuesday (July 3) sends several albums flying back into the upper reaches of the chart this week, led by Katy Perry‘s Teenage Dream (#2, 80,000). Of course, it didn’t hurt that the singer’s concert documentary Katy Perry: Part Of Me opened two days later, thus likely adding to sales of her most recent album. Other titles that benefit from Amazon’s sale and return to the Top 10: Gotye‘s Making Mirrors (#6, 44,000), fun.‘s Some Nights (#7, 43,000) and The Black KeysEl Camino (#10, 37,000).

Meanwhile, Billboard notes that although Adele‘s 21 has dropped to #9 — the LP’s lowest chart position since it debuted 72 weeks ago — it’s now tied with Alanis Morissette‘s Jagged Little Pill for most weeks inside the Top 10 for an album by a female artist.

The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart

1. Chris Brown, Fortune *new* *1 week*
2. Katy Perry, Teenage Dream
3. Justin Bieber, Believe
4. Maroon 5, Overexposed
5. Linkin Park, Living Things
6. Gotye, Making Mirrors
7. fun., Some Nights
8. Kenny Chesney, Welcome To The Fishbowl
9. Adele, 21
10. The Black Keys, El Camino

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