It’s another week, and another rundown of the Billboard 200 albums chart. While Adele jumps back to #1 this week, giving her album its 13th week atop the rankings, singer Joe and Everlast made their debuts as well.
Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV climbs three spots to #6 this week with 36,000 units sold, putting his total at 1.58 million to date.
R&B singer Joe debuts at #8 with his new album, The Good, the Bad, the Sexy, selling 33,000 copies and marking his fifth top 10. His last appearance on the charts was his 2010 EP, Make Sure You’re Home for Christmas, which peaked at #52. His last studio LP, 2009’s Signature, opened at #7 with 49,000.
J. Cole fell to #11 this week with Cole World: The Sideline Story, selling 24,000 copies in its first week, and hit 328,000 units scanned to date.
Jay-z and Kanye’s Watch The Throne landed at #16 with 19,000 as it inches closer to platinum sales at 994,000; and Beyonce closes at the top 20 with 4, selling another 14,000 with her total at 863,000.
Outside the top tier is Everlast’s new project, Songs of the Ungrateful Living. It’s his sixth solo album, and debuted at #46 with 8,900 copies sold.
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 Oct. 23) totaled 4.84 million units, down 7% compared to the sum last week (5.22 million) and down 7% compared to the comparable sales week of 2010 (5.17 million).