Guess who's back? As if there was any doubt, Justin Timberlake will prove once again next week that he's let the groove get in (again) when The 20/20 Experience notches a third straight week at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Though sales were down by 56 percent, JT easily kept the top spot on sales of 139,000, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan, with more than 1.4 million units shifted to date.
Odd Future boss Tyler, the Creator's third solo album, Wolf, had a solid debut at #3 (89,000), his best chart showing to date, while Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being II took a major tumble in week two, falling three spots and 69 percent to #5 as sales slipped to 68,000.
Though the numbers weren't the same as the gaudy figures in their 90s heyday, reunited boy band New Kids on the Block still managed to break into the top 10 at #6 with 10 (51,000).
Timberlake could get a run for his money next week thanks to the buzz around Brad Paisley's Wheelhouse, which features the controversial LL Cool J duet, "Accidental Racist," as well as the self-titled new album from Paramore and discs from Stone Sour and country singer Eric Church.
Billboard 200 charts:
1) Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience (139,000)
2) The Band Perry, Pioneer (129,000)
3) Tyler, the Creator, Wolf (89,000)
4) Blake Shelton, Based on a True Story (82,000)
5) Lil Wayne, I Am not a Human Being II (68,000)
6) New Kids on the Block, 10 (51,000)
7) Killswitch Engage, Disarm the Descent (48,000)
8) Imagine Dragons, Night Visions (37,000)
9) Pink, The Truth About Love (37,000)
10) Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Jukebox (36,000)
After hanging around the top five for a while, Bruno Mars finally climbed to #1 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart with "When I Was Your Man" thanks to sales on iTunes and Amazon's MP3 site. Mars' rise pushed the former #1, Pink's "Just Give Me a Reason," down to #2, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' breakthrough hit, "Thrift Shop," dipped two spots to #4 as sales dipped by 25 percent.
The good news for the Seattle duo was that their follow-up single, "Can't Hold Us," is already on the rise, moving up three spots to #6 as sales increased by 37 percent to 186,000
Billboard Digital Songs Chart:
1) Bruno Mars, "When I Was Your Man" (340,000)
2) Pink, "Just Give Me a Reason" (280,000)
3) Florida Georgia Line, "Cruise" (248,000)
4) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Thrift Shop" (211,000)
5) Rihanna, "Stay" (207,000)
6) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Can't Hold Us" (186,000)
7) Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive" (163,000)
8) Justin Timberlake, "Suit & Tie" (145,000)
9) Icona Pop, "I Love It" (131,000)
10) Pitbull, "Feel This Moment" (124,000)