[artist id="2476941"]Adele[/artist] will retake the #1 position on the Billboard 200 next week after dropping down to the #2 slot last week. Sales of Adele's 21 album were down 26 percent, but it still manages to retake the top thanks to 98,000 units moved, pushing the British R&B smoothie over the 750,000 mark after four weeks, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan.
That was enough to keep veteran punks Rise Against down at #2 with the debut of their latest, Endgame, which sold 85,000 copies to edge out last week's #1, Lupe Fiasco's Lasers, which sits at #3 on sales of 47,000 as sales dropped by 77 percent. The only other debut in the top 10 comes from Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, whose all-solo bow, Give the Drummer Some, lands at #9 (28,000).
The rest of the top 10: Glee: The Music, Volume 5 (#4, 43,000), Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More (#5, 41,000), Justin Bieber, Never Say Never - The Remixes (#6, 34,000), Avril Lavigne, Goodbye Lullaby (#7, 32,000), NOW 37 (#8, 30,000) and Marsha Ambrosius, Late Nights & Early Mornings (#10, 28,000).
It was a short trip to the top 10 for veterans R.E.M., whose Collapse Into Now slips 16 slots to #21 in its second week as sales dropped by 67 percent to 19,000. But apparently an appearance on "American Idol" last week was enough to boost the sales of the Black Eyed Peas' slow-moving The Beginning, which jumps 16 places to #28 as sales were up 24 percent to 13,000, putting them just short of 600,000 in four months.
The show even helped goose the sales for last season's "Idol" winner, Lee DeWyze, whose dead-on-arrival debut, Live It Up, re-enters the top 200 after falling off the charts for six weeks.
DeWyze, who also performed on "Idol" last week, quadrupled his weekly sales totals to 5,000, racing back into the top 200 at #96 and pushing the disc closer to 130,000 in total sales, the worst showing yet by an "Idol" winner.
"iCarly" star Miranda Cosgrove's second album, High Maintenance, comes in at #34 (11,000), while sales for a 10th anniversary "Idol" hits compilation were tepid, as the disc limps in at #136 with nearly 4,000 units shifted.
Over on the iTunes albums chart, Rise Against take the top spot, followed by Adele, Fiasco, Mumford, the "Glee" compilation, Barker, Rihanna's Loud, Bieber's My World 2.0, Lavigne and Ambrosius. The iTunes singles chart belongs to Katy Perry's collabo with Kanye West, "E.T.," which edges out the first original "Glee" single, "Loser Like Me," and the Black Eyed Peas' "Just Can't Get Enough." The rest of the iTunes top 10 singles: Rihanna, "S&M"; the "Glee" cast, "Get It Right"; Lady Gaga, "Born This Way"; Chris Brown, "Look at Me Now"; Jennifer Lopez, "On the Floor"; Cee Lo Green, "Forget You" and Ke$ha, "Blow."
Next week should see a serious shuffling at the top, as stores will be stocking Jennifer Hudson's second album, I Remember Me, as well as the first new disc in five years from the Strokes, Angles, and, fresh off a controversial window-bashing TV appearance, Chris Brown's F.A.M.E.