English singer/songwriter Adele opened at #1 last week on the Billboard 200 with 21, and did the same this week, beating out the solo debut of former Floetry member Marsha Ambrosius.
Ambrosius struck out on her own with her solo debut, Late Nights & Early Mornings. The set opens at #2, selling 96,000 copies. Her number surpasses both the sales peaks and chart highs of either of Floetry’s two studio albums — the duo’s first, Floetic, topped out at #19 and did 41,000 in its best frame; and it’s follow-up, Flo’Ology, peaked at #7 with 77,000.
Her debut boasts top 30 singles such as its lead-off track, “Hope She Cheats On You (With a Basketball Player)”, which peaked at #22), and current single, “Far Away”, at #28.
Later down the line, rounding out the top 10, is Bruno Mars’ Doo-Wops & Hooligans sliding down three to #9 with 32,000.
Later, Rihanna’s Loud ranked at #11 with 30,000; Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday was on her heels at #12 with 29,000; and Eminem wraps things up for the top 20 at #13 with Recovery selling 27,000.
That wraps things up this week. To cop any of these new releases, head over to Amazon.com.
According to Billboard.com, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending March 6) totaled 6.34 million units, down 2% compared to the sum last week (6.50 million) and up 1% compared to the comparable sales week of 2010 (6.27 million).