Album Charts: Drake’s ‘Take Care’ Climbs, But Can’t Beat Out Adele For #1

Drake - Take Care coverart

Drake - Take Care coverartWhile Adele ruled the Billboard 200 for her 14th week atop the Billboard 200, others continued to compete for spots in the top 20 positions.

Drizzy Drake climbed to from #5 to #4 this week, moving 72,000 units. The project has sold over 1.24 million copies to day.

In at #3 is Young Jeezy’s TM103: Hustlerz Ambition, holding ste3ady with 67,000 copies to bring its total to just over 300,000.

LMFAO’s Sorry for Party Rocking reaches the top 10 for the first time, zipping from #16-5 with 49,000 this week, led by the success of its first single, “Party Rock Anthem.”

Rihanna’s Talk That Talk falls from #7-9, selling 42,000 last week to bring her past gold album sales (500,000).

At #12 is Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV, selling 35,000 copies as it nears double-platinum sales; and Kanye and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne sells 27,000 to come in at #14.

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 Jan. 1, 2012) totaled 7.71 million units, down 49% compared to the sum last week (15.11 million) and down 1% compared to the comparable sales week of 2010 (7.42 million). 2011 finishes with 330.57 million album sold, up 1% compared to 2010’s tally of 326.15 million.

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