The Freeland File
Global Market Data
Tales from the Trail
Lucy P. Marcus
David Cay Johnston
The Great Debate
Jack & Suzy Welch
Macro & Markets
Lipper Awards 2012
Personal Finance Video
Up close and personal with famous faces. Slideshow
Jurors in Sandusky case hear graphic abuse allegations
Analysis: Investors plot hedges for healthcare law ruling
Dimon says losses indefensible, still reform skeptic
China ready to impound EU planes in CO2 dispute
12 Jun 2012
CNN axes John King show, shifts focus to election
Obama: U.S. economy ”not doing fine”, action needed
China could impound European planes in carbon row
Special Report: The lavish and leveraged life of Aubrey McClendon
JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon testimony: “What I’ve learned”
Jolie releases video for U.N. World Refugee Day
Tue, Jun 12 2012
Face-chew victim 'progressing'
Our day's top images, in-depth photo essays and offbeat slices of life. See the best of Reuters photography. See more
Escape from Alcatraz
This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of the daring three man escape from the island prison. Slideshow
The High Park Fire has scorched an estimated 43,000 acres. Slideshow
Adele album regains No. 1, holds off three debuts
Slipknot unveils songs, art, on new "best-of" album
Mon, Jun 11 2012
CORRECTED-Slipknot unveils songs, art, on new 'best-of' album
Mon, Jun 11 2012
Royal anthem reigns at top of UK charts
Mon, Jun 11 2012
Alan Jackson gets personal in 'Thirty Miles West'
Fri, Jun 8 2012
Ex-Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch dead
Thu, Jun 7 2012
Analysis & Opinion
Wal-Mart’s annual meeting and the case of the missing Taylor Swift livestream
Adele speaks as she holds her award for best British female solo artist during the BRIT Music Awards at the O2 Arena in London February 21, 2012.
Credit: Reuters/Dylan Martinez
By Piya Sinha-Roy
LOS ANGELES |
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:35pm EDT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British singer Adele regained her place at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart for the 24th time on Wednesday with her Grammy-winning album "21," holding off new entries from Alan Jackson, The Beach Boys and Neil Young.
Adele's "21" sold 75,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan figures in its 68th week on the chart, buoyed by NBC's special "Adele Live in London," which aired on June 3. The album has yet drop out of the top 10 since its U.S. release in February 2011.
The "Someone Like You" singer beat out debuts from three veterans of the music industry. Country crooner Alan Jackson debuted at No. 2 with his latest studio album "Thirty Miles West," selling 73,000 copies.
It is Jackson's 15th studio album, excluding holiday and compilation sets, and his 12th time in the top 10 of the Billboard album chart.
The Beach Boys made their highest debut since 1974, as their 29th studio album "That's Why God Made The Radio" entered at No. 3, selling 61,000 copies in its first week of release and kicking off the band's 50th anniversary celebration.
Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young's 35th studio album "Americana" landed at No. 4 after selling 44,000 copies, giving Young his second-highest debut following 1972's "Harvest," which debuted at No. 1.
Newcomer rapper Big K.R.I.T entered the chart at No. 5 with his debut album "Live From The Underground," while New Orleans rapper Curren$y debuted his seventh studio album "The Stoned Immaculate" at No. 8.
One Direction's "Up All Night" fell to No. 6 from fourth place, and John Mayer's "Born And Raised" dropped from two straight weeks at No. 1 all the way down to No. 7.
Country star Carrie Underwood dropped to No. 9 from the sixth spot with her hit "Blown Away," while folk singer Brandi Carlile rounded out the top 10 with her fifth studio album "Bear Creek," selling 27,000 copies.
On Billboard's Digital Songs chart, Carly Rae Jepsen continued her reign at the top with flirty pop anthem "Call Me Maybe," while Maroon 5's "Payphone" featuring Wiz Khalifa held steady at No. 2, as did Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" featuring Kimbra in the No. 3 slot.
Katy Perry climbed to No. 4 with her ballad "Wide Awake," and Canadian pop star Justin Bieber stormed in at No. 5 with "All Around The World" featuring Ludacris as he continued on his worldwide promotion of upcoming album "Believe."
(Reporting By Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte and David Gregorio)
We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Be the first to comment on reuters.com.
Add yours using the box above.
Back to top
New York Legal
Support & Contact
Connect with Reuters
Our Flagship financial information platform incorporating Reuters Insider
An ultra-low latency infrastructure for electronic trading and data distribution
A connected approach to governance, risk and compliance
Our next generation legal research platform
Our global tax workstation
About Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms. Thomson Reuters journalists are subject to an Editorial Handbook which requires fair presentation and disclosure of relevant interests.
NYSE and AMEX quotes delayed by at least 20 minutes. Nasdaq delayed by at least 15 minutes. For a complete list of exchanges and delays, please click here.