Adele’s 25 is back in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 after spending the last two out of its 10-week run in the #2 position.
The album earned 116,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Jan. 28, according to Nielsen Music (down 21 percent).
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based onmulti-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Feb. 13, 2016-dated chart (where Adele returns to at No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, Feb. 2.
In the latest tracking week, 25 sold another 97,000 in pure album sales (down 20 percent), which brings its cumulative sum to 7.94 million in the U.S. It is likely 25will reach 8 million sold in the next week.
We’ll have to wait and see if Rihanna will dethrone Lady Adele, but early projections suggest that shouldn’t be a problem.