Adele '25' Spends 10th Week at No. 1 Over New Albums from Yo Gotti, Rihanna
Adele is continuing to absolutely dominate album sales in 2016. For the 10th non-consecutive week, the "When We Were Young" singer has topped the charts with her new album 25, besting recent releases from the likes of Rihanna, Yo Gotti, The Weeknd and more.
25 has its second week at No. 1 in a row and 10th overall on the Billboard 200 this week, Billboard reports. She reaches this big milestone with an even 100,000 units moved (81,000 pure album sales). Her new album is the fifth album since 2000 to have 10 weeks at No. 1. Other blockbuster albums with that distinction include Taylor Swift's 1989, the Frozen soundtrack and Adele's own 21.
Adele's sales juggernaut comes in a week of few debuts in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. The lone new album to make major sales waves was Yo Gotti's The Art of the Hustle, which moved 61,000 units (45,000 sales). The new album's position marks the highest point for Yo Gotti; his last top 10 effort was 2013's I Am, which debuted at No. 7.
Other than Gotti's offering, the rest of the albums in the top 10 are holdovers from last week. Thanks to the power of "Work," Rihanna's ANTI lifts one spot to No. 2 with 80,000 units. That LP swapped places with Justin Bieber's Purpose, which sits at No. 3 with 63,000 units. Chris Stapleton's Traveller rounds out the top five at No. 5 with 52,000 units.
Stapleton's resurgence on the charts follows his big wins at the 2016 Grammys, which also helped boost sales of The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness. That record also held its spot from last week at No. 6 with 41,000 units.
Twenty One Pilots' Blurryface is similarly stationary this week at No. 7 (39,000 units), and it leads the two-week-old album Hymns from Joey+Rory, which fell from No. 4 to 8 (37,000 units).
Kevin Gates' Islah and Bryson Tiller's Trapsoul round out the top 10 at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.