Adele's 21 return to No. 1 on Billboard 200 albums chart, goes platinum


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British siren Adele returns to the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week.

With 88,000 copies of her sophomore set, 21, sold this week, not only does she regain her No. 1 seating, but the set has now sold over a million records, making her the first artist to score a platinum album in 2011.

Last week’s No. 1, Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale, slips a slot to No. 2. Its sales dropped 73% for 75,000 sold, while Radiohead’s The King of Limbs comes in at No. 3 with 67,000 units moved. Check out the top 10 after the jump.

April 13, 2011′s Billboard 200 albums top 10

No. 1 – Adele, 21: 88,000

No. 2 – Britney Spears, Femme Fatale: 75,000

No. 3 –  Radiohead, The King of Limbs: 67,000

No. 4 – Hollywood Undead, American Tragedy: 66,000.

No. 5 – Wiz Khalifa, Rolling Papers: 59,000

No. 6 – Chris Brown, F.A.M.E.: 51,000

No. 7 – Songs For Japan compilation : 51,000

No. 8 – Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More: 34,000

No. 9 – Asking Alexandria, Reckless & Relentless: 31,000

No. 10 – Kirk Franklin, Hello Fear: 31,000

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  • Jeff

    Glad to see consumers are rewarding justly due talent.

    • DRG

      Seeing both Adele and Mumford and Sons in the top ten week after week gives me hope for the future of the human race.

  • Veda Pierce

    I hope Glee ruining Turning Tables next week doesn’t slow my girl Adele’s momentum!

  • Justin

    Rightly so. It’s one of the best albums that has been put out in a while.

  • Ash

    This Adele album is amazing. Some of the best I’ve heard in a while.

  • Justin

    Me too…

  • alan

    I love Adele… Everything she does is great

    • Abraham

      Only if she loses 20 pounds,..,,,,

  • Cat

    Good for her!

  • Trevor

    i’m so proud of her. her voice is absolute perfection and timeless. Can’t wait to see her live in Nashville in June!!!!

  • ST

    So happy she’s doing well and her album is still going strong!! Love Adele!!

  • Victor Eloy

    wow! such a poor sells for Britney’s new album, still she has done much better than Xtina’s bionic.
    I wonder how many albums lady gaga will sell nexth month.
    Still I hope 21 becomes the bigest selling album by the end of the year, and get record album and song of the year in the next grammy awards.
    (awards that dont mean nothing since people like Taylor Swift won album of the year back in 2010)

  • Victor Eloy

    sorry for my grammar I am french. but yes Adele rules…by the way though I really like Gwyneth I think the chubby african american character from Glee, I don’t remember her name should have the one who should do an Adele song.
    her singing Christina Aguilera’s Beautiful was perfect!!!!!!!!! on the best Glee moments. (though Paltrow’s forget you was terrific too!!)

  • jpratm

    GO ADELE !!! Actual Vocal Talent scores !!!!!!!!

  • PN

    That’s good that Adele’s album sold over a million in less than 2 months! She’s had strong sales weeks. But Britney Spears’ falling to only No. 2 is still strong. That 73 percent drop isn’t that much, but 351,000 in 2 weeks shows that she’s still a strong seller.

  • Andrew

    People really don’t buy music anymore huh?

    • Abraham

      Why would anybody buy it when they can get it for nada two weeks earlier online,just saying

  • Frankie

    Seeing these low numbers really proves the point that people do not buy albums anymore. Femme Fatale is one of Britney’s best albums and that is a steep drop in sales from last week. Adele’s single ‘Rolling in the Deep ‘ sounds great mixed with the instrumental to Britney’s ‘Till the World Ends.’

    • DRG

      “Femme Fatale is one of Britney’s best albums”

      That’s not saying much.

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