Adele's '21' Going for 23rd Week at No. 1
Adele's "21" album seems on course to spend a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, so say industry sources. The set could sell over 200,000 by week's end on Sunday, March 4.
It will likely keep Whitney Houston's "Whitney: the Greatest Hits" at bay, which has been No. 2 on the Billboard 200 for the past two weeks. This past week, Houston's album moved 174,000 (down 1%), while "21" sold 297,000 (down 59%).
The highest new entry on next week's chart will come from Kid Cudi and producer Dot da Genius' "WZRD" album, which may sell around 70,000 copies, per sources.
Also on tap for a relatively high debut is Robert Glasper's "Black Radio," which may see a top 20 entry. Also keep an eye out for the Monkees' "The Best of the Monkees" to re-enter the list -- possibly in the top 40.
The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, March 7.