Adele’s ’21’ Passes The Run Of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ In The Top 10
This week sees three new albums debut in the upper echelon of the Billboard Top 200, while three older titles also re-enter the Top 10 — including Adele‘s unstoppable 21. Seven days ago the London singer’s sophomore LP dropped out of the upper tier of the chart for the first time in its 78-week chart run. It had been tied with both Michael Jackson‘s Thriller and Def Leppard‘s Hysteria for the third-longest stay in the Top 10. But now 21 is back in at #10, and, at 79 weeks, stands behind only Bruce Springsteen‘s Born In The U.S.A. (84 weeks) and the soundtrack to The Sound Of Music (109 weeks). (Is that a Jackson-esque shriek of “Eeeeeeee-HEEEEE!!” we hear in the distance?)
Meanwhile, fun.‘s Some Nights hops back up to #9, no doubt on the strength of the title track’s performance on the Hot 100 and at radio. And just above, Carrie Underwood‘s Blown Away is up to #8 following a $6.99 sale on iTunes last week.
As for those new titles, we’ll start with TobyMac and his sixth solo LP Eye On It, which is #1 after selling 69,000 copies last week. Billboard notes that it’s only the third time a Christian artist has topped the main album chart. (The previous two incidences were both in 1997, when LeAnn Rimes‘ You Light Up My Life – Inspirational Songs and Bob Carlisle‘s Butterfly Kisses (Shades Of Grace) were on top.)
Just behind the former DC Talk member, Slaughterhouse‘s second album Welcome To Our House debuts at #2 (52,000), while Alanis Morissette‘s first album in four years, Havoc And Bright Lights, hops in at #5 (33,000).
The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart
1. TobyMac, Eye On It *new* *1 week*
2. Slaughterhouse, Welcome To Our House *new*
3. Trey Songz, Chapter V
4. Various, NOW That’s What I Call Music 43
5. Alanis Morissette, Havoc And Bright Lights *new*
6. Maroon 5, Overexposed
7. 2 Chainz, Based On A T.R.U. Story
8. Carrie Underwood, Blown Away
9. fun., Some Nights
10. Adele, 21