Ke$ha comes back to the Social 50 chart for the first time since dropping from the list in March 2012. The return at No. 48 comes as she drums up online activity (16% rise in Facebook reaction) to generate buzz around her upcoming album, "Warrior" (due Dec. 4). Elsewhere, the Rolling Stones re-enters the chart following the release of a greatest hits album and 50th anniversary concerts. And Nicki Minaj re-enters the top 10 at No. 9 (20-9) after releasing the music video for "Freedom."
Whitney Houston's second greatest hits album, "I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston," debuts at No. 14 with 39,000 sold and also arrives at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. And celebrating the band's 50 years in music, the Rolling Stones' latest greatest hits album "GRRR!" was issued in a variety of configurations. Read on for more Billboard 200 news about Susan Boyle, Justin Bieber and Pentatonix.
One Direction completed a U.K. chart takeover yesterday, debuting at No. 1 with both their "Take Me Home" album and "Little Things" single. There were also top three debuts for Rod Stewart and the Rolling Stones on the album chart and Bruno Mars and Little Mix on the singles survey.