One Direction's Up All Night drops from #8 to #11, ending (for now at least) a 16-week run in the top 10.The album jumps to #2 on the year-to-date album chart, pushing Lionel Richie's Tuskegee down to third place. Adele's 21 is far out front. If Adele and One Direction hold their rankings, this will be the first year in Nielsen SoundScan history in which U.K. acts account for the year's top two albums. (One Direction consists of four Englishmen and one Irishman, Niall James Horan.)
Justin Bieber's former No. 1, "Believe," is No. 4 while Maroon 5's "Overexposed" sits at No. 5. Up next are Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" (No. 6), Linkin Park's "Living Things" (No. 7) and One Direction's "Up All Night" (No. 8). Adele's "21" and Kenny Chesney's "Welcome to the Fishbowl" round out the top 10 at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.