According to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan, despite a 5 percent drop in sales last week, the album sold nearly 106,000 copies, helping the British crooner pass the 4 million mark while never dropping below the #3 spot and notching 13 non-consecutive weeks at #1.
Christian rockers Casting Crowns are just behind at #2 with their latest, Come to the Well, which moved 99,000 copies. It is one of only two debuts in the top 10, which also includes R&B singer Joe’s The Good, the Bad, the Sexy (#8, 33,000).
The rest of the top 10 is filled with albums that suffered double-digit sales losses: Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (#3, 57,000, down 36 percent); Evanescence (#4, 40,000, down 69 percent); Tony Bennett, Duets II (#5, 39,000, down 29 percent); Lil Wayne, Tha Carter IV (#6, 35,000, down 22 percent); Lady Antebellum, Own the Night (#7, 34,000, down 27 percent), Five Finger Death Punch, American Capitalist (#9, 29,000, down 68 percent) and Lauren Alaina, Wildflower (#10, 26,000, down 63 percent).
The next-highest debut is by veteran alt rockers Jane’s Addiction, whose fourth album, The Great Escape Artist, lands at #12 after moving nearly 24,000 units. Close behind is French electronica act M83, whose Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming hits #15 (21,000), and much further down the list, former Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump slips into the top 50 at 47 with his solo debut, Soul Punk (9,000).
On the iTunes albums chart the pre-release sales for Coldplay ’s Mylo Xyloto helped catapult that band to #1, ahead of Adele, Casting Crowns, the “Footloose” reboot soundtrack, Evanescence, M83, Foster the People’s Torches, Jane’s Addiction, the second album from the Tool side project Puscifer and Lil Wayne.
The singles tally is topped by Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” which beat out LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It,” Drake’s “Make Me Proud,” Adele’s “Someone Like You” and Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe.” Foster the People are at #5 with “Pumped up Kicks,” ahead of Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger,” David Guetta’s “Without You,” Gym Class Heroes’ “Stereo Hearts” and Coldplay’s “Paradise.”
Adele will likely have to chill a bit next week when new albums from Kelly Clarkson , Coldplay, Toby Keith and Vince Gill hit the charts.