Adele rules both the Billboard 200 and Top Album Sales charts in America again this week, just as she did last frame. Her new release 30 continues to dominate, and no other studio effort came even close to performing as well as her latest project does in its second frame on the Billboard charts. Looking solely at pure purchases, it’s clear that even in its second turn on the sales list, nobody is doing it like Adele.
30 holds at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart this week with an incredible 224,700 copies sold, according to MRC Data. That sum is not just the best of the frame, but it marks one of the biggest sales periods of 2021. It does, understandably, pale in comparison to the 692,000 copies the set sold in its introductory frame. That sum marked the largest sales total of the year by a massive margin.
In its second week on the Top Album Sales chart, 30 still managed to outperform every other title inside the highest tier. Adele’s highly-anticipated project outsold the rest of the releases inside the top 10 on the ranking, and with plenty of room to space. The sets that appear in the Nos. 2 through 10 spots collectively sold under 190,000 copies, meaning the British singer-songwriter still manages to win the tracking period by more than 30,000 units.
The top 10 on this week’s Top Album Sales ranking includes successful titles by the likes of Taylor Swift (Red [Taylor’s Version], No. 2, 46,200 copies sold), Olivia Rodrigo (Sour, No. 3, 21,200 copies), Billie Eilish (Happier Than Ever, No. 4, 20,000 copies) and even K-pop girl group Twice (Formula of Love: O+T=<3, No. 5, 19,100 copies).
30 is in such a distant first place, even the No. 2 title can’t compete. Swift’s former leader Red (Taylor’s Version) only managed to sell less than one-quarter as many copies as the new full-length from Adele. When 30 debuted, its sales frame was so massive, it outsold the rest of the projects inside the top 50 on the Top Album Sales chart combined, and it may have sold better than the entire rest of the ranking.
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