While Adele continues her run atop the Billboard 200, a few artists are holding steady in the top 20, while new releases from Tinie Tempah, Danger Mouse, the New Boyz, and Killer Mike make their impact.
In at #6 is Beastie Boys’ Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, holding down the spot for the second week in a row with 24,000 copies sold, while the Lonely Island’s Turtleneck & Chain drops from 3-7 with just under 24,000.
Producer Danger Mouse’s latest project with Italian composer Danielle Luppi, dubbed Rome, nearly cracked the Top 10, settling for #11 with 23,000 copies to start. The project was inspired by the scores of 1960s “Spaghetti Western” films.
Bruno Mars’ Doo-Wops & Hooligans sold another 19,000 units to come in at #17.
And closing out the top 20 is British emcee Tinie Tempah’s 2010 album, Disc-Overy, making its U.S. debut at #20 with 16,000 copies sold.
Outside the top tier, the New Boyz debuted at #40 with their sophomore album, Too Cool To Care. The project sold 12,000 to start. It features the likes of Big Sean and Tyga.
Much later, at #105, is ATL veteran Killer Mike’s fourth official album, PL3DGE, entering the charts with 4,300 copies sold. It’s the third in the rapper’s I Pledge Allegiance To Grind Time indie release series.
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 22) totaled 5.41 million units, down 5% compared to the sum last week (5.68 million) and up 2% compared to the comparable sales week of 2010 (5.32 million).