Carrie Underwood keeps Billboard top slot, Adele going strong
COUNTRY singer and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood continued her reign on the Billboard 200 album chart recently, while British songstress Adele climbed back to number two after 64 weeks on the chart with 21.
Underwood’s fourth studio album Blown Away sold 119,000 copies this week, down from the 267,000 sales debut last week, but enough to keep her number one position on the chart.
Grammy-winner Adele’s 21 shows no sign of slowing down, selling 101,000 copies over the past week, bringing the total sales of the album to more than nine million. Lionel Richie’s country album Tuskegee also climbed the chart to number three.
The highest new entry in this week’s chart was Los Angeles alternative rock band Silversun Pickups, who came in at number six with their third studio album Neck of the Woods, selling 41,000 copies. R&B singer Tank debuted his fifth studio album, This is How I Feel, at number nine, selling 33,000 copies.
Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know featuring Kimbra kept the top position on the Billboard Digital Songs chart, with total sales of the single surpassing the four million mark this week. Maroon 5’s Payphone featuring Wiz Khalifa is at number three.