This week in chart news, Adele’s 25 is No. 1 again on the Billboard 200 for a tenth nonconsecutive week, selling 100,000 copies (81,000 were pure album sales).
This latest set of numbers means 25 is the fifth album since 2000 to achieve 10 weeks at No. 1. According to Billboard, 25 follows Taylor Swift’s 1989 (released in 2014, 11 weeks at No. 1), the Frozen soundtrack (2013, 13 weeks), Adele’s 21 (2011, 24 weeks) and Swift’s Fearless (2008, 11 weeks).
Elsewhere, Yo Gotti’s The Art of Hustle earns him his highest charting album ever at No. 4 with 61,000 units (with 45,000 in pure sales). Since signing to Epic Records, this effort marks his second top 10 effort under the label. 2013’s I Am debuted at No. 7 with 47,000 copies sold.
Last week, 25 managed to stay at the top spot even after new releases from Future and Rihanna. Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo was notably absent from the charts because Tidal does not report streams for tracks on his album to Nielsen Music. This means that streams from Tidal will not contribute to Billboard’s chart rankings.
Next week, expect Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ This Unruly Mess I’ve Made to make some movements on the Billboard 200. As HitsDailyDouble states, it is projected to sell between 45,000 and 55,000 units in its first week. The numbers is expected to rise between 50,000 and 60,000 when you combine sales and streams.