While Adele continues to hold the #1 spot on the Billboard 200, Yo Gotti made his presence known with a top 20 debut and TDE’s ScHoolboy Q lands a charting slot as well.
Adele’s 21 spent its 16th week at #1 this week, giving it the longest reign since the “Titanic” soundtrack also earned 16 weeks at in 1998. It’s also the 20th album to score at least 16 weeks at #1 in the chart’s history.
Later, Drake’s sophomore set, Take Care, falls from #2 to #4 this week, selling 32,000 copies, as his set hits 1.32 million sales.
Young Jeezy’s TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition slips from #4-6 with 24,000; Rihanna’s Talk That Talk moves from #6-7 with 22,000; and LMFAO’s Sorry For Party Rocking lands at #11 with 16,000 sold.
Closing out the top 20 is Yo Gotti’s new release, Live From The Kitchen, opening at #12 with 16,000 sold in its first week. The Memphis rapper’s album dropped via Polo Grounds/RCA Records, his first after a decade ago stint with TVT Records. The album boasts guests such as Big K.R.I.T., Wiz Khalifa and Nicki Minaj.
TDE signee and Black Hippy member ScHoolboy Q dropped his second digital release, Habits & Contradictions, which debuts at #98 with 3,9000 sold in its first week. The set boasts contributions from from The Alchemist, A$AP Rocky and Curren$y, as well as his Black Hippy cohorts Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar.
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. 15) totaled 5.10 million units, down 12% compared to the sum last week (5.80 million) and up 6% compared to the comparable sales week of 2011 (4.85 million). Year to date album sales stand at 10.90 million, up 5% compared to the same total at this point last year (10.29 million).