Britney Spears | Adele | John Mayer | Mary J. Blige | Rebecca Ferguson | Rihanna Leona Lewis | Patrick Wolf | Florence + The Machine | Alicia Keys | Kanye West
Coldplay | Janet Jackson | Grace Jones | Chase & Status | Amy Winehouse Twitter
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.
It will be a MESS if 21's 730k is the highest one-week tally for the year. Ensuring no one makes a headline this year.
(That number was enhanced by Amazon MP3's decision to sell the set for 99-cents for two days during its first week. Billboard has estimated that Amazon MP3's 99-cent version resulted in 440,000 copies sold.)