Chris Brown‘s fifth LP Fortune debuts at the apex of the Billboard 200 charts this week, making it the singer’s second consecutive album to debut at No. 1.
Fortune landed the top spot despite first-week sales (134,000) that pale in comparison to his 2011 release F.A.M.E. (270,000), his first-ever No. 1 debut. Brown’s feat is similar to that of Usher, whose newest album Looking 4 Myself debuted at No. 1 with sales of 128,000, a mere fraction of the 328,000-unit debut of his prior No. 1, Raymond v Raymond.
In other chart news, Adele‘s record-decimating 21 dropped two spots to No. 9, its lowest position since its February 2011 U.S. release. Still, the album’s 72 consecutive weeks in the top 10 ties it with Alanis Morissette‘s Jagged Little Pill for the longest top 10 tenure for an album by a woman. The album needs 38 more weeks in the top 10 to take the all-time record from the soundtrack to The Sound of Music. A seemingly unlikely feat; but the way 21 has been performing, you never know…
Check this week’s full Top 10 below.
1. Chris Brown, Fortune
2. Katy Perry, Teenage Dream
3. Justin Bieber, Believe
4. Maroon 5, Overexposed
5. Linkin Park, Living Things
6. Gotye, Making Mirrors
7. fun., Some Nights
8. Kenny Chesney, Welcome To The Fishbowl
9. Adele, 21
10. The Black Keys, El Camino