Whitney Houston, Rihanna, & Adele Continue To Dominate Billboard

This week’s Billboard Top 200 Albums and Hot 100 Singles charts will feature quite a few surprises and new additions amongst the usual suspects. For starters, repeated vocal offender Rihanna rebounds to the Top 10 with ‘Talk That Talk’ jumping from 14-9 (25,000; up 9%).

Adele, the golden-voiced ambassador from the land of tea and crumpets maintains her firm position at No. 1 for the 23rd non-consecutive week on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, selling 247,000 copies of ’21’ (down 17%). Lastly the late ‘Queen of Pop’, Whitney Houston, holds the distinction of having three entries simultaneously on the same chart: ‘Whitney: The Greatest Hits’ (#2), ‘The Bodyguard’ (#5), and ‘Whitney Houston’ (#10); a career first for the diva.

See the top 10 Billboard 200 Albums and Hot 100 Singles before their official publication tomorrow after the jump and sound-off below.

The Billboard Top 10 albums this week are :

1. ’21’ – Adele
2. ‘Whitney : The Greatest Hits’ – Whitney Houston
3. ‘WZRD’ – Kid Cudi
4. ‘Now 41’ – Various
5. ‘The Bodyguard (OST)’ – Whitney Houston
6. ‘Careless World’ – Tyga
7. ’19’ – Adele
8. ‘Take Care’ – Drake
9. ‘Talk That Talk’ – Rihanna
10. ‘Whitney Houston’ – Whitney Houston

The Billboard Hot 100 Chart’s Top 10:

1. ‘We Are Young’ – Fun.
2. ‘Stronger’ – Kelly Clarkson
3. ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ – Adele
4. ‘Glad You Came’ – Wanted
5. ‘Part Of Me’ – Katy Perry
6. ‘Starships’ – Nicki Minaj
7. ‘Young, Wild, and Free’ – Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa
8. ‘Turn Me On’ – David Guetta & Nicki Minaj
9. ‘Something That I Used To Know’ – Gotye
10. ‘We Found Love’ – Rihanna

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  1. mel March 7, 2012

    The Billboard Hot 100 Chart’s Top 10:
    Starships is #10, kelly is #1 and adele is #2; rihanna is #6; katy is #4

    Top Top Albums on Billboard this week
    1). Adele=21
    2). Whitney=greatest hits
    3). Fun=some nights
    4). Tyga=Careless World
    5). Various Artists= Now 41
    6). Whitney=The Bodyguard
    7). Adele 19
    8). Chiddy Bang=Breakfast
    9). Whitney=Whitney Houston
    10). Various Artists= 2012 Grammy Nominees

    Digital Albums Adele is #1, Tyga #3, Whitney #5 Adele 19 is #8 Drake#9

    Uk Albums this week
    Of course Adele is #1 and #7 Lana Del Rey #4; Coldplay #6
    Jessie #10

    Where are you getting your information This is from the week of march 10th on Billboard.

    R&B/Hip Hop Singles
    1).Beyonce-Love On Top
    2). Drake-The Motto
    3). Chris Brown-Strip
    4). Wale-Lotus Flower Bomb
    5). Drake ft. Nicki
    6). Tyga-Rack City
    7). Young Jeezy ft. Jay-z & Andre 3000-I Do
    8). Melanie Fiona-4AM
    9). Trey Songz-S** Aint Better Than Love
    10). J.Cole ft. Trey Songz-Can’t Get Enough

  2. HALF AMAZIN March 7, 2012

    Can’t believe ‘Starships’ and ‘Turn Me On’ are how Nicki Minaj had to get to the top of the Billboard 100. Its sad how so many R&B/Hip-Hop artists HAVE to crossover because the fans of those genres don’t legally support or support their music at all. A hot flamming mess damn it!

  3. KimK March 7, 2012

    Mel, you’re looking at last weeks. The post is for the upcoming week which goes live tomorrow.

  4. MISHKA March 7, 2012


    Reading is fundamental …

  5. mobwife March 7, 2012


    Other than Whitney who cares anymore? These charts are so rigged and wih Billboard writing open letters to 2 artists about their personal lives yet never saying a word to: Eminem, Davy Jones, Tommy Lee, Vnce Neil, Axel Rose, Jackson Browne, Glen Campbell, Tobe Keith, Alan Jackson, Rodney Atkins , Jayz or any other male involved in TRUE CASES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE witthin the music industry, I don’t trust their charts. They seem to place the ppl they like where they want them to go!

  6. BOOGIE BEEESH March 7, 2012



  7. JohnVidal (RIPWhitney-true great) March 7, 2012

    I can´t stop listening to her (like I always did before too)
    So many weeks at #2. I would love it if she could get the #1. Adele needs to fall already, I mean come on… at least one week. I´m so over “21” I need some other huge albums to be released and to sell. People like to focus on just one or very few artists. It´s tiring now

  8. britney March 7, 2012

    Billboard Hot 100 Singles (March 7-14, 2012)
    Over on the Digital Songs chart this week, fun.’s “We Are Young” (featuring Janelle Monae), is steady at No. 1 with 302,000 (up 4%) while the Wanted’s “Glad You Came” surges 3-2 with 206,000 (up 10%).

    Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” slips 2-3 (197,000; down 18%), Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” rises 7-4 (161,000; up 4%) and Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” (featuring Kimbra) is up 8-5 (149,000; up 11%). Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” falls 5-6 (145,000; down 13%) and Katy Perry’s “Part of Me” is down 4-7 (142,000; down 24%).

    The chart’s highest debut is found at No. 8, where Far*East Movement’s “Live My Life” (featuring Justin Bieber) starts with 127,000. Right behind them is Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl,” rising 12-9 in its first full week of sales (119,000; up 11%). Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa’s “Young, Wild & Free” is up a slot to No. 10 with 109,000 (down 3%).

    Digital track sales this past week totaled 27.12 million downloads, down 4% compared to last week (24.13 million) and up 7% stacked next to the comparable week of 2011 (25.45 million). Year to date track sales are at 258.04 million, up 7% compared to the same total at this point last year (240.61 million).

    Digital Songs
    1. fun. featuring Janelle Monae “We Are Young” (302,000) (1,480,000)
    2. The Wanted “Glad You Came” (206,000) (766,000)
    3. Kelly Clarkson “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (197,000) (1,930,000)
    4. Nicki Minaj “Starships” (161,000) (483,000)
    5. Gotye featuring Kimbra “Somebody That I Used To Know” (149,000) (874,000)
    6. Adele “Set Fire To The Rain” (145,000) (3,111,000)
    7. Katy Perry “Part Of Me” (142,000) (746,000)
    8. Far*East Movement featuring Justin Bieber “Live My Life” (127,000) (127,000)
    9. Carrie Underwood “Good Girl” (119,000) (227,000)
    10. Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars “Young, Wild & Free” (109,000) (2,046,000)

  9. britney March 7, 2012

    Billboard 200 Albums (March 7-14, 2012)

    Adele’s “21” album clocks a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 247,000 copies this week (down 17%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. It’s the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution’s “Purple Rain” soundtrack scored 24 weeks at No. 1 in 1984 and 1985.
    “21’s” year-to-date sales now stand at 2.07 million (by far 2012’s top album). Well behind in second place among the best-sellers this year is Whitney Houston’s “Whitney: The Greatest Hits,” with 527,000 sold.
    The last time an album sold over 2 million copies this early in a year was in 2003, when 50 Cent’s just-released “Get Rich Or Die Tryin'” blew through 2.6 million by March 2.
    As “21” was released more than a year ago, its 2012 sales are all the more impressive. Reaching back further in the archives, the last time a months-old album rang up 2 million this fast was in 2001, when Shaggy’s “Hotshot” album moved 2.12 million (through March 4).
    “Hotshot” was first released in August of 2000, and in early 2001, Shaggy was riding high on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with two No. 1s: “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel.”
    Getting back to this week’s Billboard 200, however, Adele leads a relatively quiet chart, as there is only one debut in the top 10. “WZRD,” the collaborative album from Kid Cudi and producer Dot da Genius, bows at No. 3 with 66,000. It trails Houston’s “Greatest Hits” at No. 2 with 112,000 (down 36%).
    The “Now 41” compilation is up a slot to No. 4 (46,000; down 15%), “The Bodyguard” soundtrack also rises a rung to No. 5 (43,000; down 9%) and Tyga’s “Careless World” slips two to No. 6 (37,000; down 39%). Adele’s “19” holds at No. 7 (just under 37,000; down 6%), Drake’s “Take Care” climbs 13-8 (29,000; up 13%) and Rihanna’s “Talk That Talk” zips 14-9 (25,000; up 9%). Houston’s “Whitney Houston” rounds out the top 10, falling one to No. 10 (25,000; down 15%).

    1. ADELE,”21″ – 247,000 (-17%)
    2. Whitney Houston, “Greatest Hits” 112,000 (-36%)
    3. WZRD, “WZRD” – 66,00 (NEW)
    4. Now 41, “Compilation” – 46,000 (-15%)
    5. Whitney Houston, “The Bodyguard” – 43,000 (-9%)
    6. Tyga,”Careless World” – 37,000 (-39%)
    7. ADELE, “19” – 37,000 (-6%)
    8. Drake, “Take Care” – 29,000 (+13%)
    9. Rihanna, “Talk That Talk” – 25,000 (+9%)
    10. Whitney Houston, “Whitney Houston” – 25,000 (-15%)

  10. Jay Scorpio March 7, 2012



  11. Rob March 7, 2012

    I see that HATERZZZZ are quiet with Talk That Talk back in top 10, with no promo. Hhhmmmm?????/

  12. Girrrl March 7, 2012

    Congrats to everyone!

    Who remembers when Sam wrote an article bragging that MJB’s My life II out sold TTT for one week? Where is that album now? TTT is doing pretty well especially since it came out months ago. Ditto for Take Care.

  13. Teacher March 7, 2012

    March 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm
    Congrats to everyone!

    Who remembers when Sam wrote an article bragging that MJB’s My life II out sold TTT for one week? Where is that album now? TTT is doing pretty well especially since it came out months ago. Ditto for Take Care.

    Girrrl Lol Sam and all them other b**** ass haterz knew TTT was gonna do better than ML2..they just mad cuz 4 flopped and they were wishin the same for TTT..but it hasn’t flopped and is already bout to pass and outsell 4 in less time…Loud is still sellin more than 4…..

  14. pie March 7, 2012

    Go Rihanna. Talk that talk rises again.

  15. JER March 7, 2012

    In its 15th week RIHANNA is Top 10 on the albums. Where was BeYAWNce’s 4lop album on week 15? #20. Eat it b******

  16. Vegas Girl March 8, 2012

    I’m not surprised that Rihanna jumped because I noticed her newer material is played on the radio out here a lot this last past week, way more than it had been previously. Im sure a lot of her gaining was in AirPlay, IDK but I’m assuming that is the case ( regarding her singles, not her album sales)

  17. 2/11 March 8, 2012

    I thing ttt sold coz of the announcement of ‘Where hv u bn’ for single. The album might even rise up the charts. Congrats riri, adele and whitney.

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