Adele is not only No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, but she's also No. 4 with her debut set, "19" (87,000; up 144%). It's the album's best sales week and highest position. Combined, "21" and "19" moved 817,000 copies last week.
Adele is also found at No. 9 with her debut set, "19," selling 36,000 (up 103%). It's the first time an act has had two albums in the top 10 since March 19, 2011, when Justin Bieber occupied the Nos. 4 and 8 slots with "Never Say Never: the Remixes" (EP) and "My World 2.0," respectively.
Prior to that and after debuting at No. 62 the week of June 28, 2008, "19" soared to an original No. 11 peak that Nov. 8, vaulting from No. 46 after she appeared on "Saturday Night Live."The album's last peak was at #10, and was set on the Feb. 28, 2009, Billboard 200. "19" bounded 27-10 for its only week in the top 10 to-date. Her win as Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards that year spurred the vault.
Well it's about damn time! Is there any chance of it going even higher next week?
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Originally posted by Damien M on Rihanna releasing a new album
Lol Rihanna will have a new record out in Nov. We go through this EVERY year. :rip: Stargate will text her the lyrics, she'll send her vocals via Whatsapp from Barbados, ....and we'll have the lead single on iTunes on a Tuesday. It will go #1 all over Europe in seconds. #1 in the USA/Canada 4 weeks later. This happens EVERY year.