While Michael Buble holds down the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 with his Christmas album, new albums came from The Roots, T-Pain, and Amy Winehouse
Winehouse’s posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, entered the charts at #5 with 114,000 — her highest-debuting album ever. Her last top 10 was her 2007 set Back to Black, which eventually peaked at #2.
Drake’s sophomore album, Take Care, landed at #7 this week, selling another 73,000 copies, as it nears platinum sales. So far, it’s sold 968,000 domestically.
At #12 is Rihanna’s Talk That Talk, selling another 52,000 copies; while Mary J. Blige’s My Life II: The Journey Continues sells 42,000 to close out the top 20.
As far as new releases, The Roots bowed at #16 with their 11th studio album, titled undun. The project boasts appearances by Big K.R.I.T. and Sufjan Stevens, along with veteran affiliates Dice Raw and Phonte for the 14-track effort.
Much later, T-Pain sells 34,000 copies of his long-delayed rEVOLVEr LP to debut at #25. It boasts the hit single, “5 O’Clock,” featuring Wiz Khalifa and Lily Allen.
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 Dec. 11) totaled 9.66 million units, up 20% compared to the sum last week (8.06 million) and down 5% compared to the comparable sales week of 2010 (10.20 million).