Justin Bieber tops Billboard album chart again, while MGMT manages second place

justin_bieberImage Credit: Pamela LittkeyThis planet still revolves around Justin Bieber. For the second straight week (and third nonconsecutive) his My World 2.0 is No. 1 on the  Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 92,000 records.

It was a slow week on the chart: Bieber’s World is the lowest-selling album in the top spot in almost a year. The last to hold that dubious distinction was Chrisette Michele’s Epiphany, last May.

Psychedelic rockers MGMT‘s sophomore album, Congratulations, is the chart’s biggest debut, landing at No. 2 with 66,000 sold. It’s the best chart showing of their career, Billboard noted. Oracular Spectacular, their last album, never sold more than 17,000 in a week, but its steady sales have led it to a 606,000 total in the U.S.

The chart’s second-highest debut is Coheed and Cambria’s No. 5. ranking for their Year of the Black Rainbows, which sold 51,000 copies. It’s a step down from their last album, 2007’s No World For Tomorrow, which bowed at No. 6 but sold 62,000 units.

Usher, last week‘s No. 2, is now down to No. 4. His latest effort, Raymond v. Raymond, sold 64,000.

Riding off her performance on NBC’s Saturday Night LiveKe$ha‘s Animal returns to the top 10, moving from No. 16 to No. 8 with 31,000 sold.

Monica‘s Still Standing is doing just that in the top 10, holding steady 30,000 records sold at the No. 9 spot.

And Justin Bieber’s first installment of My World falls two spots No. 10 with 30,000.

Surprised MGMT couldn’t knock Bieber out of No. 1? Did you buy anything new this week? Let us know.

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  • crispy

    MGMT you have been foiled.. by a 16 year old no less. I guess he wasn’t lying when Justin Bieber said it’s his world. Now cue the moronic trolls..

    • hill

      Well, considering MGMT new album has been online, for free, for about month and it sounds nothing like their first album (well the first half of it) I think this is a very solid showing.

    • S.O.

      Well J.B. does have an huge advantage in every category over MGMT due to marketing him outselling everyone right now. From TV, Radio and online. but does that make him way better than MGMT talent wise, ummm …. NO!!!

      • crispy

        This is coming from someone who obviously dislikes JB to aggrivate people. Have you listened to JB’s CDs? And don’t spin things the way you want, JB co-writes or writes every song he has had so far. He plays guitar, piano, trumpet, drums.. don’t give me that BS that he isn’t talented. And MGMT aren’t more talented than him just because they make “unique” or “weird” music. Indie VS. mainstream pop is impossible to directly compare. And no I am not a MGMT hater actually I have their newest CD as well as the one prior. There were only two decent songs off their newest CD (which in my opinion this CD is a step back for them because they don’t want tons and tons of success). The only two good songs off their newest album are, “I Found a Whistle” and the title track “Congratulations”. I’ll give the fact “Lady Dada’s Nightmare” is interesting but nothing I’d loop on repeat. “Flash Delirium” is just to plain odd to be the lead “single” from the album. How they are calling it a single when Im’ sure none of these songs are in the top 200 is very confusing to me. Stop hating on JB just because he is #1 right now and your trying to appear cool with all your “indie” music. Both artists are amazing but it just so happens JB is better.

      • Guess Who

        Interesting that I completely agree with you about the new MGMT record. And yet you are still a huge troll for stealing someone’s username. And don’t doubt for 2 seconds that all of the regular commenters on EW know you did that.

  • Hans M.

    I’m pleasantly surprised to see MGMT due as good as number 2. There is some hope for cutting edge rock music, after all (I did buy both the CD and vinyl– the vinyl sounds amazing, btw!).

  • marissa perez

    i lllllllllllluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv justin bieber

    • JOSEFINA

      hay whats up justin bieber i love the way u do the mooon walk and ur an asome person i saw in tv can i get ur number to call you and text u.

  • alice

    omg i love jb i love his music and i love himxxxxxxxxxx ALICEXXX

    • JB sucks 8==D

      are u a guy hes not a girl but he sounds like one

      • Misty Moo moo

        he may sound like a girl but so did Michael Jackson & Donny Osmond…so the best thing about this is that the girls love him and you probably enjoy massive amounts of defeat…….

  • brandon

    I bought the new MGMT. Its good but not as good as their last one. So i can see why it didnt beat bieber…

    • JB sucks 8==D

      it should have

      • Evangelina

        i think justin is pretty cute but my friend jenevie is IN LOVE WITH HIM….but my friend sharon likes this guy that looks like him but hates justin beiber i find that pretty funny.

  • emily

    You know all this Bieber & his tween followers talk has got me thinking, who’s the female version? For years girls have flocked to tween senstations like the backstreet boys, nysnc, the jonas brothers, and now justin bieber. But has there ever been a female artist that has had such a large fanbase, but with boys? It doesn’t have to relate directly to the pop category, but it seems as though there is no widespread outcry over a female artist from boys all over the nation. Is it because girls are just more obsessive and prone to latch onto the next best thing? Or could it be that female vocalist focus on women as their main audience? It’s got me wondering that’s for sure….

    • Misty Moo moo

      you are sooooooooo right…cause girls just love guys & the guys just love the girls who love the guys…except in this day in age the guys….dumb boys wanna hate the guys that the girls love….girls rule and boys droole!!!!!!!!

  • felisberto

    justin bieber is the king of pop

  • Stevereeno

    Bib-er is a laugh,….’Honey,…can we shrink this kid?!’

    • Misty Moo moo

      you are such a jealous boy,,,,his revenge will be that he will always be more famous than your poor little being….

    • Misty Moo moo

      no way he will only get bigger and squish your jelouse pathetic being….

  • GG

    I wouldn’t care if you MGMT’s new record wasn’t good (even though it is), it would still be better than Justin Bieber…and let’s face it. The number say that it’s a really slow sales week to begin with.

    • Misty Moo moo

      half a million kids in the north american community can’t be wrong….jeez….do your homework…check him out down under in a few days if you dare….

  • Bunny lover

    My friend daniela loves justin beiber (^_^)

  • jazzmyn

    i want ask justin somthing would he go out i will tell him about me

    • jazzmyn

      maybe he might

  • melissa

    Hey Justin Bieber. I love you so much! You sing great! I have the cd’s My World and My World 2.0

  • #1justinfaN9584

    dides i like justin music but his music vidoes are so stupd he just stands there and sings. SO SCERWED UP

  • sara al shiha

    I love justin beiber!!!!!and say hellow to your girl friend for me ok and bye!!!!!!

  • Tima

    hello Justin Bieber i am is Kyrgistan i like muzik bABY THE COOL GOOD LUCK jB

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