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Adele’s “25” Wins US Album Sales Race With 97K; Returns To #1 on Billboard 200

Adele [25 Cover via Columbia Records]

Adele’s “25” is back atop the US album sales mountain.

The album, which was the runner-up in the past two weekly sales races, rockets back to #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart.

This week’s victory, which marks its eighth week atop the chart, comes courtesy 97,074 in weekly US album sales.

With Track Equivalent Albums (track sales/10) and Streaming Equivalent Albums (track streams/1500) added to the pure sales total, “25” generated 116,000 in weekly consumption units. That thrusts “25” back to #1 (also for an eighth week) on the consumption-oriented Billboard 200.

The Top 10 of this week’s Billboard 200 is as follows (Nielsen music’s pure sales data will be added upon availability):

1) Adele – 25 – 116K units (97,074 from sales | US total now ~7.942m)
2) Justin Bieber – Purpose – 87K units (40,664 from sales | US total now ~1.443m)
3) Megadeth – Dystopica – 49K units (48,085 from sales, new)
4) twenty one pilots – Blurryface – 42K units (15,994 from sales | US total now ~671K)
5) Panic! At The Disco – Death Of A Bachelor – 39K units (25,674 from sales | US total now ~195K)
6) David Bowie – Blackstar – 35K units (33,445 from sales | US total now ~295K)
7) Chris Stapleton – Traveller – 34K units (27,461 from sales | US total now ~804K)
8) The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness – 32K units (10,626 from sales | US total now ~913K)
9) 2016 Grammy Nominees – 31K units (31K from sales, new)
10) Bryson Tiller – T R A P S O U L – 31K units (9,461 from sales | US total now ~180K)

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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