Billboard 200 Preview: An Even Dozen Weeks at No. 1 for Adele's '21'?
Billboard 200 Preview: An Even Dozen Weeks at No. 1 for Adele's '21'?

Adele started her 18th non-consecutive week atop the U.K. album chart with "21" (XL Recordings) yesterday (Sunday), as The Wanted's "Glad You Came" (Geffen/Universal) notched a second week at the singles summit. Amy Winehouse's catalog showed a swift sales spurt in the seven hours of the chart week remaining after her death was confirmed on Saturday.

"21" sold 46,000 units to stay at No. 1 on the album survey, a relatively low total but still 3,000 up on its sales of the previous week. Its total U.K. sales now stand at 2.76m copies. Beyoncé's former chart-topper "4" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) stayed in runner-up spot, on sales of 25,000, with Adele's previous album "19" steady at No. 3, selling 19,000. Dutch success story Caro Emerald's "Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor" (Dramatico) climbed to a new peak, 6-4, as Lady Gaga completed an all-female album top five, slipping 4-5 with "Born This Way" (Interscope/Universal).

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The only new title in the top ten was LMFAO's "Sorry For Party Rocking" (Interscope/Universal) at No. 8, and the sole other newcomer inside the top 40 was Kylie Minogue's catalogue collection "The Albums 2000-2010" (Parlophone/EMI), at No. 37. But there were notable climbs for the Script's "Science and Faith" (Phonogenic/Sony Music Entertainment), 32-18; Elbow's "Build A Rocket, Boys!" (Fiction/Polydor/Universal), 34-21 following its Barclaycard Mercury Prize nomination; Selena Gomez & the Scene's "When The Sun Goes Down" (Hollywood/Universal), 38-23; and the Pierces' "You & I" (Polydor/Universal), 50-24.

Winehouse's sophomore album "Back To Black" (Universal Island) quickly reappeared at No. 59 in its original version, as the deluxe edition figured below the widely-published top 75 at No. 163. The singles "Back To Black" and "Rehab" re-entered the top 200 singles list, as the Official Charts Company reported a 37-fold increase in her albums and track sales up by 23 times in the immediate aftermath of the news of her passing. All of the fated British artist's catalog can be expected to figure strongly in upcoming midweek sales flashes and next weekend's official charts.


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Adele, meanwhile, also saw her live EP recorded at the recent iTunes Festival in London feature on the album chart at No. 74, and her four charting singes all held up well, with "Set Fire To The Rain" holding at No. 11, "Someone Like You" up 30-28, "Rolling in the Deep" up 47-36 and "Make You Feel My Love" 69-62. On the compilation album chart, "Clubland 19" (All Around The World/Universal Music TV) started a fourth week at No. 1.

The Wanted's "Glad You Came" sold 73,000 units in its second week to continue its singles chart supremacy, down on its opening 117,000. The entire top five was unchanged, with the former No. 1 "Louder" (Ministry of Sound) by DJ Fresh featuring Sian Evans staying in second place.

In an exceptionally low-key week for singles releases, there were no brand new entries at all inside the top 40. Among the few eye-catching climbers, "Give Me Everything" (J/Sony Music Entertainment) by Pitbull featuring Nayer, Afrojack and Ne-Yo improved 9-6, Aloe Blacc's former No. 2 hit "I Need A Dollar" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) moved back 21-13, "Dirty Dancer" (Polydor/Universal) by Enrique Iglesias featuring Usher climbed 32-21 and "Down With The Trumpets" (Universal Island) by U.K. hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks 44-22.

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