Adele’s 21 continues the singer’s run at the top of the Billboard 200 at #1, but new albums from DJ Khaled, Theophilus London, and Amy Winehouse make their impact.
Apparently with the news of Winehouse’s death, fans flocked to music retailers to re-visit her music. Her Back To Black album returned to the top 10 at #9 with 27,000 sold her 2004 debut, Frank, re-entered at #57; and her digital-only Back to Black: B-Sides EP, released in 2008, debuts at #152 with 3,000 after having sold next to nothing the previous week.
Besides Amy, Beyonce’s 4 moves up one to #4 with 53,000 copies sold to put her album past the gold sales mark.
One step after her is DJ Khaled’s We the Best Forever, opening at #5 with 53,000 — his best sales week yet. The album marks the Miami DJ’s third top 10 and his highest charting album, surpassing the #7 rank of We Global in 2008.
Eminem and Royce Da 5’9’s Hell: The Sequel comes in at #10 this week with 28,000 sold, put their total at 370,000.
Outside the top tier, Theophilius London comes in at #168. The Warner Bros. Records artist’s debut, Timez Are Weird These Days, opens with 2,900 copies sold.
That wraps things up this week. To cop any of these new releases, head over to CDuniverse.com.
According to Billboard.com, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending July 24) totaled 5.62 million units, up 1% compared to the sum last week (5.61 million) and up 6% compared to the comparable sales week of 2010 (5.29 million).