Adele's '21' May Return to No. 1, In Time for Mother's Day
Adele's "21" album has never left the Billboard 200 chart's top 10 in its entire 63-week run. And now it's looking like it has the chance to return to No. 1 for a 24th week.
The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, May 16.
With a lack of big-name new releases out yesterday (May 8), Adele's "21" is going up against the current leader, Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away," for the top slot next week.
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With the Mother's Day holiday falling at the end of the tracking week (Sunday, May 13), a good many shoppers may find that "Blown Away" or "21" are the perfect gift for the mom in their lives. (Yes, despite how "21" is closing in on 9 million U.S. sales according to Nielsen SoundScan, there are still many that don't own the album yet.)
While Adele and Underwood seem likely to place in the Nos. 1 and 2 slots next week, the highest debut will come from Silversun Pickups' new "Neck of the Woods." The set may start with around 40,000 -- so say industry sources -- and land in the top 10.