Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ Crashes Into Album Chart At #2, Adele Sets A Record
On the strength of sales of 234,000 copies, Zac Brown Band’s latest LP Uncaged easily bumps Chris Brown’s Fortune off the peak position on the Billboard Top 200 this week. But it’s the album in the runner-up spot that has everyone talking. Frank Ocean’s debut Channel Orange moved 131,000 copies — nearly all of them digital (some record stores got their physical stock in over the weekend, Billboard notes, just in time for sales to count toward this week’s chart) — and arrives at #2.
For those keeping track, Channel Orange sold 3000 more copies in its first week than Usher’s Looking 4 Myself did when it topped the album chart last month. Ocean’s debut LP also came just 3000 copies shy of matching Chris Brown’s out-of-the-gate sales with Fortune last week. (Brown’s latest now drops to #4.)
Meanwhile, another artist with cause to celebrate is Adele, whose 21 has now spent a total of 73 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of the main album chart — more than any other female in history. Previously, Alanis Morissette held the record with Jagged Little Pill, at 72 weeks. This week 21 sits at #8 after selling another 35,000 copies.
The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart
1. Zac Brown Band, Uncaged *new* *1 week*
2. Frank Ocean, Channel Orange *new*
3. Justin Bieber, Believe
4. Chris Brown, Fortune
5. Maroon 5, Overexposed
6. Linkin Park, Living Things
7. One Direction, Up All Night
8. Adele, 21
9. Katy Perry, Teenage Dream
10. Kenny Chesney, Welcome To The Fishbowl