British rock act Bastille debuts at No. 11 with its first full-length album, "Bad Blood;" Fleetwood Mac's "Opus Collection" was exclusively available at Starbucks and grants Fleetwood Mac its 27th chart entry; and Little Big Town's fourth studio album celebrates its one-year anniversary on the chart this week.
This week, Adele's "21" spends its 118th consecutive week in the top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart -- its entire chart run -- as the set dips from No. 36 to No. 40. In doing so, the title inches closer to the Nielsen SoundScan-era record for the most weeks spent in the top 40, set by Shania Twain's "Come On Over" (127 weeks).
As the industry awaits the Grammy Awards show on Feb. 10, retailers are hoping that the Recording Academy aligns the show’s performance schedule to optimize sales and produce a show like the past two years, which drove consumers to retail for months on end.