Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

Milan Zrnic

Pop diva Christina Aguilera returns to the Billboard 200 albums chart after a long break, as her new studio album Liberation bows at No. 6. It’s the singer’s seventh top 10 effort, and first album since 2012.

Liberation -- released on June 15 via RCA Records -- starts with 68,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending June 21, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 62,000 were in traditional album sales.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new June 30-dated chart (where Liberation starts at No. 6) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Tuesday, June 26.

Liberation follows Aguilera’s last studio set, Lotus, which debuted and peaked at No. 7 on the list dated Dec. 1, 2012.

Here’s a look at Aguiera’s top 10-charting albums on the Billboard 200:

Title, Peak Position, Peak Date
Christina Aguilera, No. 1, Sept. 11, 1999
Stripped, No. 2, Nov. 16, 2002
Back to Basics, No. 1, Sept. 2, 2006
Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade of Hits, No. 9, Nov. 29, 2008
Bionic, No. 3, June 26, 2010
Lotus, No. 7, Dec. 1, 2012
Liberation, No. 6, June 30, 2018

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