The singer/songwriter's latest effort debuted atop the tally this week with 219,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marked his third No. 1 on the list.
If it does go for week number two on the Billboard 200, it will be his first to lead the list for more than a solitary frame. His previous two No. 1 sets -- "Heavier Things" and "Battle Studies" -- both rang up one week each.
Next week's highest new entry will likely come from either Regina Spektor's "What We Saw From the Cheap Seats" or Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros' "Here." Both are on track -- so say sources -- to debut with around 30,000 to 35,000.
Other albums due to make notable debuts next week include Melody Gardot's "The Absence," Sigur Ros' "Valtari," Scissor Sisters' "Magic Hour" and Juanes' "MTV Unplugged."