Demi Lovato - Ashley Tisdale - Miley Cyrus - Selena Gomez - Gaga - Katy Perry - Bey - Riri - Tamar Kaprelian - Glee Cast - Idina Menzel - Avril Lavigne - Kelly Clarkson - Taylor - Carrie - Leona - Jojo - Victoria Justice - Mariah Carey - Britney.
Barcelona - Sam Tsui - David Cook - Bruno Mars - Greyson Chance - James Durbin.
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“Certain artists are more of a marketing concept where you’re buying into a lifestyle or a look, or a lyrical statement, or a fashion statement. Other artists are there because of pure musical excellence. The heavens opened and poof: Bruno Mars. He’s not a marketing concept. He’s a real deal.”
Britney Spears | Adele | John Mayer | Mary J. Blige | Rebecca Ferguson | Rihanna Leona Lewis | Patrick Wolf | Florence + The Machine | Alicia Keys | Kanye West
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#4. Tyga - Careless World: Rise Of The Last King - 37,000 (99,000)
#5. Drake - Take Care - 29,000 (1,525,000)
#20. Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne - 15,000 (1,364,000)
#28. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV - 13,000 (2,039,000)
Adele's '21' Is The No. 1 Album For 23rd Week; 'WZRD' Top Debut
Adele's "21" clocks a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 247,000 copies this week (down 17%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution's "Purple Rain" soundtrack scored 24 weeks at No. 1 in 1984 and 1985.
The year-to-date sales for "21" now stand at 2.1 million (by far 2012's top album). Well behind in second place among the best sellers this year is Whitney Houston's "Whitney: The Greatest Hits," with 527,000 sold.
The last time an album sold more than 2 million copies this early in a year was in 2003, when 50 Cent's just-released "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" blew through 2.6 million by March 2.
Considering that "21" was released more than a year ago, its 2012 sales are all the more impressive. Reaching back further in the archives, the last time an album that was only a few months old rang up 2 million this fast was in 2001, when Shaggy's "Hotshot" moved 2.1 million (through March 4). "Hotshot" debuted in August 2000, and in early 2001, Shaggy was riding high on the Billboard Hot 100 with two No. 1s: "It Wasn't Me" and "Angel."
Getting back to this week's Billboard 200, however, Adele leads a relatively quiet chart, as there is only one debut in the top 10. "WZRD," the collaborative album from Kid Cudi and producer Dot da Genius, bows at No. 3 with 66,000. It trails Houston's "Greatest Hits" at No. 2 with 112,000 (down 36%).
Adele's "19" holds at No. 7 (just under 37,000; down 6%)
Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" falls 5-6 (145,000; down 13%)
Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending March 4) totaled 6.33 million units, up less than 1% compared with the sum last week (6.31 million) and down less than 1% compared with the comparable sales week of 2011 (6.34 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 54.3 million, up 3% compared with the same total at this point last year (52.8 million).
Digital track sales this past week totaled 27.1 million downloads, down 4% compared with last week (24.1 million) and up 7% stacked next to the comparable week of 2011 (25.5 million). Year-to-date track sales are at 258 million, up 7% compared with the same total at this point last year (240.6 million).
Next week's Billboard 200 competes with the same week in 2011 when: Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers" started at No. 1 with 204,000 while Adele's "21" slipped one slot to No. 2 with 133,000 (down 21%).