Neil Young to Pen Second Memoir
-- Arctic Monkeys, AM - No. 61 -- With 655,000 copies sold through Feb. 8, the set has shifted more copies than the band's previous three albums combined (511,000). Meanwhile, the new album's "R U Mine?" spends a 10th straight week in the Alternative airplay chart's top 10.
-- Neil Young, Greatest Hits - No. 84 -- Thanks in part to a performance of the album's "Old Man" with Jimmy Fallon (as a second "Neil Young") on NBC's The Tonight Show (Feb. 4), the set hits its highest rank since 2005 and its best sales week (4,000; up 248 percent) since 2010. Also impressive: "Old Man's" download sales gained by 664 percent to 9,000 for the week -- its largest digital sales week ever.
-- Adele, 21 - No. 99 -- As 21 jumps back into the top 100 (104-99 with 7,000 units; up 12 percent), it earns a 183rd week in the top 100. That's the third-most weeks in the top 100 since the chart started using Nielsen data on May 25, 1991. Metallica's self-titled album has the most in the span of time, with 232 weeks. Taylor Swift's self-titled album is in second place with 186 weeks. Not far behind 21 is Mumford & Sons' Sigh No More, with 175 weeks in the top 100.
-- Electric Light Orchestra, All Over the World - No. 147 -- Thanks to a Ed Sheeran-enhanced performance by the band on the Grammy Awards (Feb. 8), this hits package (5,000 units; up 224 percent) brings the act back to the chart for the first time since 2012.
-- The Beatles, 1 - No. 186 -- The fab four's authoritative best-of collection (12.5 million sold) has been an incredibly consistent seller -- it has sold more than 1,000 copies in every one of its 743 weeks of release.