Album sales: Lionel Richie triumphs again, Jason Mraz grabs second place

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Richie’s on a roll!

It initially debuted under Madonna’s MDNA three weeks ago, but Lionel Richie’s country duets album Tuskegee is now entering its second straight week at No. 1. (Madonna, on the other hand, is slumming it at No. 29 at the moment.)

Tuskegee‘s continued success meant a silver sales medal for Jason Mraz, whose latest effort Love Is a Four Letter Word settled for second in the battle of the soulful singer-songwriters.

Speaking of which, Adele continues her reign by remaining in the top three; of all the albums in the top ten, 21 experienced the lowest drop in sales (-3%) from the previous week.

Also premiering on the charts this week is Train’s California 37, which landed modestly at No. 4 — a career high for the band. Following them are those lovable British rascals One Direction, whose debut album is still whipping the kids into a frenzy.

Atlanta rapper Future also charted a debut this week with Pluto, his first studio album. It scored some 40,000 sales to rank at No. 8, while a Jack Johnson-led live album featuring guests like Eddie Vedder and Willie Nelson rounded out the top ten by snagging 26,966 in sales in its debut week.

Check out the full chart below for more figures:

1. Lionel Richie, Tuskegee – 110, 785

2. Jason Mraz, Love Is a Four Letter Word — 103, 130

3. Adele, 21 – 88, 472

4. Train, California 37 – 74, 165

5. One Direction, Up All Night — 53, 764

6. Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – 47, 001

7. Gotye, Making Mirrors – 41, 724

8. Future, Pluto – 40, 190

9. Bonnie Raitt, Slipstream – 32, 675

10. Jack Johnson and Friends, Best of Kokua Festival – 26, 966 

More on EW.com:
Album sales: Lionel Richie climbs to No. 1; Gotye races up the chart following ‘SNL’
Album sales: Nicki Minaj scores big debut, Madonna posts record drop
Album sales: Madonna’s ‘MDNA’ debuts at No. 1, Lionel Richie’s ‘Tuskegee’ lands in second


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