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Adele’s ’25’ is still No. 1 but her reign may end soon


Source: YouTube / AdeleVEVO

Though she has tallied another week atop the Billboard 200 chart, the end of the holiday season may signal the beginning of the end for Adele’s impressive six-week run as the No. 1 album in the country.

Despite a 70 percent percent drop in sales from last week, 25‘s 363,000 impressions (307,000 pure sales) were good enough to head up the stagnant field of albums in the marketplace for the time being. Part of 25‘s success lies in the timing of its release. Coupled with the heavy anticipation for the album, the fact that record companies usually opt out of releasing new music around the Christmas season definitely helped pushed 25‘s astounding run. But now that we are officially over the Christmas hump, fans can look forward to a slew of new releases in the upcoming weeks.

Elsewhere on the chart, the week’s biggest gainers were alt electro-hip-hop duo Twenty One Pilots, whose album, Blurryface, saw a 33 percent increase to catapult them from outside the top 10 into the No. 3 slot, and bubbling singer Bryson Tiller, whose debut album, Trapsoul grew in sales by 59 percent from last week to jump from No. 33 to No. 10.

Check out the complete list of top 10 albums below.

1. Adele – 25

2. Justin Bieber – Purpose

3. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface

4. One Direction – Made In The A.M.

5. Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap

6. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

7. Selena Gomez – Revival

8. Chris Brown – Royalty

9. Taylor Swift – 1989

10. Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul


  1. Nigg.Newton on January 5, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    White RACISM working in Entertainment when the TOP 10 has only 3 BLACK Artist!

    How can this BE.

  2. joeny91 on January 5, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    @nigg_newton:disqus there are black artist in the top 10: Fetty Wap, Chris Brown, The Weeknd, and Bryson Tiller