Justin Bieber claims top spot on Billboard 200 albums chart

Justin Bieber earns his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 albums chart with Never Say Never: The Remixes this week. The set, which features Kanye West and Usher amongst others, sold 161,000 copies. At No. 2 is Mumford & Sons’ Sigh No More, which moved 133,000 sets. And last week’s chart-topper, the Now 37 compilation, drops two to No. 3 with 95,000 albums purchased.

Check out a list of the top 10 after the jump.

Feb. 23, 2011′s Billboard 200 albums top 10

No. 1 – Justin Bieber, Never Say Never: The Remixes: 161,000

No. 2 – Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More: 133,000

No. 3 – Now 37 compilation: 95,000

No. 4 – Lady Antebellum, Need You Now: 85,000

No. 5 – Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops & Hooligans: 61,000

No. 6 – Eminem, Recovery: 61,000

No. 7 – 2011 Grammy Nominees: 56,000

No. 8 – Justin Bieber, My World 2.0, 54,000

No . 9 – Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday: 46,000

No. 10 – Rihanna, Loud: 45,000

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  • Rob

    Booooo!!!

  • sally

    So I wonder when we can expect Bieber’s people to release the Remixed Remixes. How many times can they release the same album. Talk about overexposure.

    • Michael

      I agree. It really is time for Justin to really deliver a real sophmore effort, and no rehashes of the debut record.

      • Rolo Tomasi

        Probably wants to, but you know how record execs are, screw the consumer. That’s why it makes me laugh when they are shocked when people download music for free.

  • Dude

    Justin Bieber rules…

  • Mia

    YES!!!! YES!!! AWESOME JOB, JUSTIN! I’m so proud of him. This proves how talented he is. Never Say Never: A True Phrase.
    The haters said he’d never make it once he hit puberty. Never Say Never

  • Sonny

    Never heard of ‘em.

    • jep

      He’s the young man who earned over $100 million during his 16th year.

  • T

    Bruno Mars!!! YESSS.

  • Rolo Tomasi

    Where’s Esperanza Spalding?

    • beb

      Her “Chamber Music Society” re-enters at #34 with 18K sold (up 476% from last week). Also of note, Arcade Fire moved from #52 to #12 with 41K sold (up 238%).

      • Rolo Tomasi

        I was being facetious, I don’t really care.

    • beb

      Then you won’t care when I call you an a**hole. Have a great night!

    • PN

      I wanted her to crack the top 10! Be right up there with Bruno Mars, Eminem, Justin Bieber, Lady Antebellum and even the surprise No. 2 placing of Mumford and Sons. But I’m sure she’s on there somewhere and got a huge sales boost like the others.

  • javi

    i think esperanza spalding is in the jazz section. im kidding she’s in the bermuda triangle of billboard.

  • KJ

    Bieber? Seriously???? I guess you should never underestimate tweens. I was really hoping that Mumford and Sons had taken the top spot; that band blew me away at the grammy’s. However, the number two spot isn’t really that bad and their gradual progression gives hope for greater things for that band. So ashamed of myself for not knowing about them before the grammy’s but better late than never.

    • Babs

      If it wasn’t for the Beliebers who else would be buying albums? Look at those numbers! It’s sad. Good for Biebs though.

    • jo

      I feel the same way. Went out and got some Mumford and Sons music after I saw the grammy performance..it really blew me away. Wish I had heard of them sooner.

  • shauna

    wooh id be buzzing if i was jb hes got 2 albums in top 10 never mind top 200 id love it love him love all his hairstyles love his genorosity love the fact hes down to earth and love that he knows what its like to be us because he was once like we are (age 13,14,15 ect) love him alround

  • PN

    All this… and he didn’t even win a Grammy Award! Rare that it was his remixes album and not his 11-month old studio album My World 2.0 that’s been on the chart some 47 weeks or so to reach No. 1. Also, his new movie also must have boosted his album sales as well.

  • sshhh

    i enjoyed listening to all of his albums. especially the song stuck in the moment, i cant get that off my mind.

  • sshhh

    and check out kiss and tell in his album, its so cute!

  • Anubis

    Justin Bieber must go jump #reallyhatethisguy

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