Adele's '25' Album Back to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart for Eighth Week
Adele’s 25 returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after a two-week vacation from the top of the list, as it rises 2-1 in its 10th week on the chart.
The album earned 116,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Jan. 28, according to Nielsen Music (down 21 percent).
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Feb. 13, 2016-dated chart (where Adele returns to at No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, Feb. 2.
In the latest tracking week, 25 sold another 97,000 in pure album sales (down 20 percent), which brings its cumulative sum to 7.94 million in the U.S. It is likely 25 will reach 8 million sold in the next week.
Justin Bieber’s Purpose climbs 3-2 with 87,000 units (down 5 percent). The former No. 1 album has yet to leave the top three of the chart since it debuted 11 weeks ago.
Rock band Megadeth notches the chart’s highest debut as is Dystopia bows at No. 3 with 49,000 units (48,000 in pure album sales). It’s the highest charting album for the act since 1992’s Countdown to Extinction debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the chart dated Aug. 1 of that year.
The new album also logs the group’s best sales week since 2007, when United Abominations launched with 54,000 sold at No. 8.
Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface ascends 5-4 with 42,000 units (down 6 percent), Panic! at the Disco’s Death of a Bachelor falls 1-5 with 39,000 units (down 79 percent) and David Bowie’s Blackstar slips 4-6 with 35,000 units (down 61 percent). Chris Stapleton’s Traveller rides 8-7 with 34,000 units (down 16 percent), and The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness is up 9-8 with 32,000 units (down 6 percent).
The new 2016 Grammy Nominees compilation album debuts at No. 9 with 31,000 units (all from pure album sales). Last year’s 2015 Grammy nominees set entered at No. 12 with 45,000 sold, on its way to a No. 9 peak three weeks later (65,000), following the Grammy Awards broadcast.
Bryson Tiller’s Trapsoul closes out the top 10, holding at No. 10 with 31,000 units (down 1 percent).