Will Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’ Bump Adele’s ’21’ From #1 Next Week?

Robbie Daw | February 1, 2012 9:34 am

Adele’s 21 is in the peak position on Billboard‘s Top 200 for an 18th non-consecutive week, though she may have some competition on the horizon in the form of Lana Del Rey’s debut Born To Die — the standard and deluxe versions of which are occupying the top two spots on iTunes. The divisive “Video Games songstress is also tops at Amazon’s MP3 store. As for this week, Adele’s Grammy-nominated sophomore effort is #1 after another 116,000 in sales. Over in the UK, Del Rey was doing the promo rounds last week, during which she gave impressive stripped-down performances for the BBC ahead of her LP’s release. The Official Charts Company reports that Born To Die is on course to debut at the top of the album chart. Even more impressive: the record is even outselling the rest of the albums in the UK Top 10 combined.

Back on these shores, seven new entries crash into the Top 10, including country crooner Tim McGraw’s 11th studio album Emotional Traffic (at #2 with 68,000 sold), indie-pop singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson’s fifth LP Human Again (#5, 40,000) and former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler’s third studio offering 100 Proof (#7, 27,000).

Meanwhile, it’s a bittersweet week for Seal. He and wife Heidi Klum are heading for a divorce, but the “Kiss From A Rose” singer lands his second Top 10 album in the States with Soul 2 (#8, 27,000).

The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart

1. Adele, 21 *18 weeks* 2. Tim McGraw, Emotional Traffic *new* 3. Lamb Of God, Resolution *new* 4. Various, 2012 Grammy Nominees *new* 5. Ingrid Michaelson, Human Again *new* 6.Kidz Bop, Kidz Bop 21 7. Kellie Pickler, 100 Proof *new* 8. Seal, Soul 2 *new* 9.Drake, Take Care 10.Kari Jobe, Where I Find You *new*