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Adele’s “25” Leads US Sales Race With 81K, Stays #1 on BB 200; Yo Gotti Debuts In Top 5

Adele [25 Cover via Columbia Records]

It may be three months old, but Adele’s “25” continues to sell like hotcakes.

The album, which Nielsen says sold 81,023 US copies during the February 19-25 tracking week, leads Billboard Top Album Sales for a third straight week.

The blockbuster album has now sold 8.34 million copies in the United States.

With Track Equivalent Albums (track sales/10) and Streaming Equivalent Albums (track streams/1500) added to the sales total, “25” generated 100,000 in weekly consumption units. That allows for a second straight week at #1 on the Billboard 200.

The Top 10 of this week’s Billboard 200 follows (Nielsen Music’s pure sales total will be posted upon availability):

1) Adele – 25 – 100K units (81,023 from sales | US total now 8.34 million)
2) Rihanna – ANTI – 80K units (28,481 from sales | US total now 238,306)
3) Justin Bieber – Purpose – 63K units (23,809 from sales | US total now 1.563m)
4) Yo Gotti – The Art Of Hustle – 61K units (45,101 from sales | new release)
5) Chris Stapleton – Traveller – 52K units (43,850 from sales | US total now 958K)
6) The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness – 41K units (19,072 from sales | US total now 985K)
7) twenty one pilots – Blurryface – 39K units (15,447 from sales | US total now 738K)
8) Joey + Rory – Hymns – 37K units (36,963 from sales | US total now 106,471)
9) Kevin Gates – Islah – 32K units (16,181 from sales | US total now 133K)
10) Bryson Tiller – T R A P S O U L – 31K units (9,851 from sales | US total now 236K)

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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