Adele's "21" album is set for a sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week, as early prognostications suggest none of yesterday's (April 26) new releases will pose a threat to her reign.
A sixth frame atop the list would make "21" just the fifth album by a woman in the last 10 years to earn as many weeks at No. 1. Since 2001, the only other female solo albums with six weeks in the penthouse are: Taylor Swift's "Fearless" (11 weeks) and "Speak Now" (six), Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" and Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" (both with six).
Presently, the Billboard 200's highest debut next week could come from Airborne Toxic Event's second album "All At Once." It might start somewhere in the top 15 with perhaps 15,000 copies sold by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, May 1.
The chart should liven up in two weeks, after the May 3 release of Beastie Boys' "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2," Jennifer Lopez's "Love?," Fleet Foxes' "Helplessness Blues," Stevie Nicks' "In Your Dreams," Musiq Soulchild's "Musiqinthemagiq" and Sade's "Ultimate Collection."