Top 10 Albums on Billboard 200: Guns N' Roses Gain, Gotye Rises

This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, One Direction makes history as the first U.K. group to debut at No. 1 with their first album as "Up All Night" starts atop the list with 176,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The arrival prevents Adele's "21" from returning to No. 1 for a 24th week as it holds at No. 2 with 148,000 (down 24%).

Last week's No. 1, Bruce Springsteen's "Wrecking Ball," falls to No. 4 with 57,000 (down 71%).

Guns N' Roses' "Greatest Hits" makes an eye-popping jump from No. 31 to No. 3 after it was priced for 25-cents in both the Google Play and AmazonMP3 stores for one day last week. It sold 85,000 with a 618% gain (up from 12,000 the week previous).

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The "Passion: White Flag" album debuts at No. 5 with 48,000 and also starts at No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart. The set, recorded at the Passion 2012 conference in Atlanta in January, features live performances assisted by genre superstars like Chris Tomlin and David Crowder Band. It's the best sales week and first top 10 for any Passion-related album.

Whitney Houston's "The Greatest Hits" holds at No. 6 (45,000; down 35%) as does Drake's "Take Care" at No. 7 (36,000; down 38%). The "Now 41" compilation falls five rungs to No. 8 (29,000; down 81%), collapsing after the impact of a 25-cent promotion the previous week subsided.

Gotye's "Making Mirrors" reaches the top 10 for the first time, climbing 16-9 with 24,000 (up 14%) -- its best sales frame yet. Rounding out the top 10 is fun.'s "Some Nights," returning to the top 10 (13-10) with 22,000 (down just 2%).

Over on the Digital Songs chart, fun.'s "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monae) is steady at No. 1 with 349,000 (up 8%) while the Wanted's "Glad You Came" also stands still at No. 2 with 183,000 (down 4%).

Nicki Minaj's "Starships" sails 4-3 (172,000; up 6%), Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" (featuring Kimbra) jumps 5-4 (166,000; up 8%) and Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" slips 3-5 (162,000; down 7%).

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Flo Rida's "Wild Ones" (featuring Sia) is a non-mover at No. 6 (158,000; up 5%) while One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" jumps 17-7 with 135,000 (up 63%). Train's new single "Drive By" arrives in the top 10 -- climbing 11-8 -- with 125,000 (up 26%). Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" falls 8-9 with 123,000 (down 4%). Closing out the top 10 is Katy Perry's "Part of Me," descending 7-10 with 114,000 (down 8%).

Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending March 18) totaled 5.63 million units, down 10% compared to the sum last week (6.24 million) and down 1% compared to the comparable sales week of 2011 (5.71 million). Year to date album sales stand at 66.21 million, up 2% compared to the same total at this point last year (64.72 million).

Digital track sales this past week totaled 25.22 million downloads, down 2% compared to last week (25.76 million) and up 1% stacked next to the comparable week of 2011 (24.92 million). Year to date track sales are at 309.02 million, up 7% compared to the same total at this point last year (289.81 million).

Next week's Billboard 200 competes with the same week in 2011 when: Chris Brown's "F.A.M.E." debuted at No. 1 with 270,000 while Jennifer Hudson's "I Remember Me" launched at No. 2 (165,000). The previous week's leader, Adele's "21," fell to No. 3 with 96,000 (down 2%).