Adele’s ’21’ Passes The Run Of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ In The Top 10

Robbie Daw | September 5, 2012 9:07 am

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 RimesYou 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