Though rapidly running out of steam in its descent back to Earth, Adele’s 25 still mustered enough power to hold on to its position as number one album in the country for a seventh consecutive week.
25‘s run atop the Billboard 200 marks the first time since Whitney Houston’s landmark sophomore album, Whitney, that a female artist has been able to spend first seven weeks in the top spot. Houston’s album claimed the crown for an astounding eleven weeks before relinquishing its place. Unfortunately for Adele, who racked up 194K impressions (164K pure sales) this week, it doesn’t look as though she’ll be able to match Houston’s accomplishment.
Elsewhere on the chart, things were pretty stagnant with both Justin Bieber’s Purpose and Twenty One Pilot’s Blurryface holding their positions from last week at number two and number three, respectively. The Weeknd was able to sneak back into the top five with his Grammy-nominated album, Beauty Behind The Madness, landing back at number four this week. Singer-songwriter Rachel Platten rounds out the top five with her major label debut, Wildfire, and has the distinction of being the only new release to make waves in the top ten for the week.
Check out the complete list of top 10 albums below.
1. Adele – 25
2. Justin Bieber – Purpose
3. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface
5. Rachel Platten – Wildfire
6. One Direction – Made In The A.M.
7. Chris Stapleton – Traveller
8. Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
9. Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul
10. Taylor Swift – 1989