While English singer-songwriter, Adele, holds down the top spot on the Billboard 200 for the eighth week with 21, a couple new arrivals made an impact.
SNL’s Lonely Island trio — consisting of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone — hit the charts at #3 with their sophomore comedy/rap album, Turtleneck & Chain, which earned the spot with 68,000 albums sold. The project boasts a number of tracks already familiar to millions, thanks to their exposure as digital shorts on “Saturday Night Live.” They include “I Just Had Sex” (featuring Akon), “Jack Sparrow” (featuring Michael Bolton), “Shy Ronnie 2” (featuring Rihanna) and “The Creep” (featuring Nicki Minaj).
OFWGKTA finally made their presence known on the charts. After taking on the Internet over the last several months, the Los Angeles collective hit #5 on the Billboard with Tyler The Creator’s solo album, Goblin, which starts with 45,000.
For Tyler, it’s his second solo release and first charting set.
Last week’s #2 debut, Beastie Boys’ Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, fell to #6 this week with 42,000, taking their two-week total to 170,000. Going from #5 to #9 this week was
Jennifer Lopez’s Love?, selling 33,000, down 60% from last week’s numbers.
Raphael Saadiq’s newest release, Stone Rollin’, opened at #14 in its first week out, selling 22,000; and Bruno Mars’ Doo-Wops & Hooligans closes out the top 20 at #17 with 20,000 sold, taking him over the platinum sales mark.
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 May 15) totaled 5.67 million units, down 9% compared to the sum last week (6.23 million) and up 7% compared to the comparable sales week of 2010 (5.33 million).