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Adele’s “25” Leads Another US Album Sales Race With 125K; Reclaims #1 on Billboard 200

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Last week, Adele’s “25” led the Billboard Top Album Sales chart but took second on the consumption-driven Billboard 200.

This week, it claims #1 on both charts.

Aided by exposure during the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, “25” sold 125,000 pure US copies during the official tracking week. With Track Equivalent Albums (track sales/10) and Streaming Equivalent Albums (track streams/1500) included, it generated 151,000 weekly consumption units.

The former tally informs the #1 position on Top Album Sales, while the latter allows for the #1 spot on the consumption-oriented Billboard 200.

The Top 10 of this week’s Billboard 200 follows. Pure sales data (via Nielsen) will be posted upon availability:

1) Adele – 25 – 151K units (124,828 from sales | US total now 8.26m)
2) Justin Bieber – Purpose – 84K units (38,881 from sales | US total now 1.539m)
3) Rihanna – ANTI – 79K units (34,024 from sales | US total now 209,825)
4) Joey + Rory – Hymns – 70K units (68,341 from sales; new; 2nd best weekly sales total)
5) Chris Stapleton – Traveller – 60K units (51,319 from sales | US total now 914K)
6) The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness – 51K units (25,759 from sales | US total now 967K)
7) twenty one pilots – Blurryface – 45K units (18,961 from sales | US total now 723K)
8) Taylor Swift – 1989 – 43K units (30,673 from sales | US total now 5.76m)
9) NOW 57 – 40K units (39,866 from sales | US total now 103K)
10) Future – EVOL – 40K units (18,068 from sales | US total now 118,025)

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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