Adele's "21" heads back to the top slot (2-1) on the Billboard 200 for a third nonconsecutive week, selling 98,000 (down 26%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. She bumps last week's champ, Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers," to No. 3 (47,000, down 77%).
Adele's "21" heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while Rise Against enters in the runner-up slot with "Endgame" and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker arrives in the top 10 with his collaborations album "Give the Drummer Some."
Michael Buble's "Crazy Love" gives the pop singer his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with an opening frame of 132,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . Buble's "Crazy" start was based on just three days of sales, as the set was pushed up to an off-cycle release on Friday, Oct. 9—the same day he appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" . . . Meanwhile, rock legend Kiss claims its highest-charting album as its Wal-Mart-exclusive "Sonic Boom" blasts in at No. 2 with 108,000 . . . In Progress Reports, we've got updates on Chris Young and 30 Seconds to Mars.
While many were focused on what started as a battle for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 between Paramore's "Brand New Eyes" and Mariah Carey's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," diva supreme Barbra Streisand trumps them both and debuts atop the tally with "Love Is the Answer" . . . Those titles are just three of the record-breaking eight entries in the top 10 this week, which also includes new efforts from Breaking Benjamin, Alice in Chains, Madonna, Miranda Lambert and Selena Gomez and the Scene . . . In Progress Reports, we've got bits and bites about Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Dave Matthews, Kenny Chesney and Foo Fighters.