Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Adele’s ’25’ Notches 10th Week At #1

Published: Tuesday 1st Mar 2016 by Rashad
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Prior to this week, Taylor Swift was the only artist this century with the distinct honor of seeing two of her albums top the Billboard 200 for at least 10 weeks or more.  Now, thanks to sales spilling over from award and talk show appearances, she’s joined by another mega-selling diva:  Adele.

Fending off the likes of Justin Bieber and Rihanna for yet another week, Addy adds a 10th week to the chart reign of her latest album ’25.’ But, if this isn’t enough for the powerhouse diva to celebrate, its predecessor ’21’ (which enjoyed a whopping 24 weeks at the top during its prime) is back on the ascent!

See where it, and all your other favorite albums of the day, landed on this week’s Billboard 200:

Via Billboard:

Adele’s 25 rules the Billboard 200 albums chart for a tenth nonconsecutive week, as it earned another 100,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 25, according to Nielsen Music. In terms of pure album sales, it sold 81,000 (down 35 percent).

25 is just the fifth album released since 2000 to achieve 10 weeks at No. 1. It follows Taylor Swift’s 1989 (released in 2014, 11 weeks at No. 1), the Frozen soundtrack (2013, 13 weeks), Adele’s 21 (2011, 24 weeks) and Swift’s Fearless (2008, 11 weeks).

Rihanna’s former No.1, Anti, climbs 3-2 with 80,000 units (up 1 percent) while Justin Bieber’s Purpose dips 2-3 with 63,000 units (down 25 percent).

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Tidbit:  Nice to see 10 of the top 20 are Urban releases!

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  1. #TeamTinashe Stan(#JOYRIDE…..Coming Soon) March 1, 2016

    I’m sorry I have YET to hear Adele’s album. Way too busy listening to SNUBBED black soul singers albums such as Jazmine Sullivan(“Reality Show”) and more. Congratulations are in order!

    • OMG Logic!!! March 2, 2016

      Snubbed? Get back to me when they can sing half as well as Adele. #DELUSIONAL

  2. HailBeysus March 1, 2016

    Congrats Adele! Damn 81k SOLD months after its release! Bish i can’t!

    • NAVYRDIE March 1, 2016

      When will formation sis? Is it triple plastic yet

      • JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV19 March 1, 2016

        This!!!!!! I AM SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 1, 2016

        When will Anti….

      • HailBeysus March 2, 2016

        The Navy stay stupid! Formation is song not an Album. ?

  3. DIABETES UNBOTHERED March 1, 2016

    Dont play games SAM!!!! POST RIHSCEDULEANNAS REAL #s!!! She sold wayyy less than justin beiber in pure album sales US. [ANTI: 1 month total 450+k] [4 1st week total: 500k after 3 wk leak]

  4. LB March 1, 2016

    Anti is #2? Nice. Oh and Work is #1 for the second week and is still #1 on iTunes.

    • JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV19 March 1, 2016

      Did Formation Chart??????????????

      • King Mark111 /.\ March 1, 2016

        Bubbling under at #8. Rihanna’s Desperado is beating it at #7. I can’t!

      • JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV19 March 2, 2016


      • Carry On March 2, 2016


    • OMG Logic!!! March 2, 2016

      Why do people keep bringing up iTunes like it matters or something? Only the official Billboard Charts matter everything else – iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, etc – is just filler.

  5. YOUR MADGEsty March 1, 2016


    “WORK” spends a second week at #1 on the Hot 100 brought on by:

    1) 45+ Million streams the past week.

    2) 100 Million radio audience impressions in the past week which has catapulted it into the Top 5 of the radio songs chart.

    3) A third week at #1 on the Digital songs charts (it’s now back at #1 on ITunes).


    ‘ANTI’ is holding firm in the BB200 Top 3 which is great.


    Now, as Rihanna continues to slay, I can’t wait for Mother Bey. to deliver. 😉

    • OMG Logic!!! March 2, 2016

      And I have yet to hear the song. The Navy must have their computers, phones, tablets all on Youtube and spotify streaming 24/7.

      • JOHNVIDAL March 2, 2016

        Definitely. You can tell Work is not a real hit. It is manufactured. They were desperate to do it this era or else absolutely everything about it would have been a disaster. Although in true Rihanna fashion, she releases 4 songs in a year usually so making one get to #1 when it is ready for nowadays fast food music populated radio is the way she usually makes her albums have legs. She´s nothing without a single on radio. As proved for an entire year and her previous 3 attempts at singles for this album.

  6. JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV19 March 1, 2016

    Hi Navy!!! I Am Back To F^ck These Roaches Heads Up Again. Not Rihanna Still In The Top 5. When Will Fornication By Beyblade??? SCREEEAAAMMMSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • What now March 1, 2016


  7. DIABETES UNBOTHERED March 1, 2016

    Poor frih… WORK went #1 only to increase sales by only 1%` . Why post adeles pure sales & not rihfunds? Probably selling under ,50k already. Rih has only 2 more months leftto go GOLD b4 REFORMATION Drops. Time to release Kis sit better ASAP!

  8. M El March 1, 2016

    Get it RiRi.Anti#2 and Work#1..Alrighty then.?

  9. DIABETES UNBOTHERED March 1, 2016

    ROYALTY (162k first week) >>>> the ANTI MIXTAPE (124k first WEAK). #THESTRUGGLE… ITS REAL THIS EVENING.

    • FORMATION IS RHYTHM NATION ’16 (Lana Del Fan) March 1, 2016

      Go take your insulin. You’re delusional and reaching.

  10. Tyler Makiavelli March 1, 2016

    Can u do a post on Anti’s numbers?
    Has it sold 500K in world wide sales yet??? lol

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED March 1, 2016

      No not yet… but it will hit the 500k mark next week. Its getting there though kiii but that 1 million mark tho. Lets just say my crystal ball is down at the moment.

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 1, 2016

        Like flop! Flop! Flop!
        It’s a good thing Samsung PURCHASED that platinum plaque for her.

  11. DIABETES UNBOTHERED March 1, 2016

    ALLLLL THE 263664 #1s in the world yet this (less than 50 minutes long) EP/MIXTAPE wont be winning ANY Grammys… Digital Spy thought “there’s filler, there’s flashes of genius, there’s an attempt at that classic album, but ultimately, we can’t help but feel it’s a slight Anti-climax.” [86] Sal Cinquemani from Slant Magazine felt that “the ultimate impression the album leaves isn’t just that of an artist who failed to follow through on her vision, but who never bothered to conceive one in the first place.”

  12. Cinnamon Girl March 1, 2016

    Rihanna just shaded the s### out of Beyonce on Twitter!

    • Tyler Makiavelli March 1, 2016

      What’s the tea girl!??

      • YOUR MADGEsty March 1, 2016


        Somebody posted a tweet saying “The fact that #Desperado is higher on the Bubbling under charts compared to #Formation, a song performed to a global audience” and Rihanna ‘liked’ it.

        The tweet has been deleted by the original poster though and he says that Rihanna’s ‘liked’ mention was photoshopped – Just your typical Navy vs Hive shìţ, they’ve been arguing on twitter the past two hours.

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 1, 2016

        That’s it!?
        Old room temperature tea

  13. Meteorite March 1, 2016

    Well Hello Adele! Congrats! Here’s to 10weeks and more to come! Cheers ?

  14. Cinnamon Girl March 1, 2016

    @Tyler Majavelli. Rihanna’s childish ass liked something that poked fun of Beyonce. She quickly deleted it and now lying and saying that it was photo shopped. It wasn’t. These Rhitards always have an excuse for this messy b****. That’s why she can’t get a decent man and no one in the industry f**** with her

    • Tyler Makiavelli March 1, 2016

      I wouldn’t be surprised if it was true.
      As a matter of fact, I would be more surprised if Rhianna wasn’t trying to instigate a fight with someone SMDH.
      She’s always beefing with other artists.
      First Ciara, then Teyana Taylor, now this…

      • Cinnamon Girl March 1, 2016

        Exactly. Everyone knows Rihanna is a messy b**** but her stupid fans always try to defend her behavior

    • YOUR MADGEsty March 1, 2016

      So, it was Rihanna who deleted the post?

      Not the original poster?

      He’s all over twitter saying that it was photoshopped and that Rihanna never liked his post! LOL.

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 1, 2016

        Rhianna could punch her fans in the face with a microphone and they’d still defend her.
        OOPS! Too late for that….

      • Cinnamon Girl March 1, 2016

        You are a doggone liar! No one is on Twitter saying that was photo shopped!

      • YOUR MADGEsty March 1, 2016


        Well, I’m a Bey. and Rih. stan (right after Madonna) so I never shade either; I love and support them both but I won’t lie and deny that Rih. hasn’t done her fair of shíţ in the past just like their are things that Bey. has done or said of which has got on my last nerve. Both stanbases have their DERANGED and DELUSIONAL superfans who will do the absolute most to defend their fave to be honest. This site is barely a percentage of that though – there are millions of honest Bey and Rih fans out there either way who will openly admit when their fave is in the wrong and so forth.

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 1, 2016

        Rihanna stays throwing shade at people on Twitter!
        Why is it so hard for you to believe that what Cinammon Girl is saying might actually be true? Rihanna has a history of doing s*** like this. What makes this time any different???

  15. who your mindful work yesterday u couldn’t unpillow talk another damn day boy cuz its you you March 1, 2016

    Congrats adele

  16. Tyler Makiavelli March 1, 2016

    Sam, could u also post about this Hive vs navy Twitter “beef” currently going on !??

  17. Ciara Stan March 1, 2016

    Is Anti platinum yet?

    • Tyler Makiavelli March 1, 2016

      Lol is that a trick question!??

    • RihNavi March 1, 2016

      Is Jackie sawdust?

  18. DIABETES UNBOTHERED March 1, 2016

    Lmao… im so glad FLOPMATION is “flopping” harder than the bubbling under charts itself. This why we can poke fun at how Bey sales 1 million anyway first week all while rih struggles to sell that with a #1. The dragging will be vicuios.

    • RihNavi March 1, 2016

      Drag your fat ass to planet fitness

  19. RihYonce March 1, 2016

    This post is about Adele and yet it’s gone on to Rihanna; how she’s slaying with work and anti whilst the same ol’ beyonce fans hate. This post ain’t got none to do with either, like wtf! lmao, damn, they rly do run this site

    • Tyler Makiavelli March 1, 2016

      * scrolls through post *
      I like how u conveniently forgot to mention how the Navy started shading Bey first.
      That’s really cute.

      • Cinnamon Girl March 1, 2016

        You are so right about the Navy. They are some pathetic folks. They defend this messy b**** no matter what. They need to get some self esteem

      • Ciara Stan March 1, 2016

        The navy So jealous of Bey & Ci because they’re beautiful and talented. Rihanna is a very unhappy spirit. No talent, no man, no family and no ass!

  20. Ciara Stan March 1, 2016

    Any word on Anti’s sales?

  21. DIABETES UNBOTHERED March 1, 2016

    I hope billboard does an early prediction on REFORMATION. Like they did for the ANTI MIXTAPE/EP. they predicted 150k first week & poor Froganna didnt even sell THAT! I see why the Navy stay turnt & lit… their fav is all smoke and mirrors.

  22. What now March 1, 2016

    Adele’s slayage is sickening.

  23. FC/JC March 1, 2016

    Slay Yo Gotti with yo Top 4 debut

  24. King Mark111 /.\ March 1, 2016

    Work #1 for a second week. Formation is #8… On the Bubbling Under Hot 100. Desperado is at #7 on the same chart! Anti is #2 after a month. What DID Beyonce stop? Anti is about to go double platinum.

    • Cinnamon Girl March 1, 2016

      Did those $10 tour tickets sell out? I read Ellen Degeneras gave her entire audience free tickets to Flopanna’s tour

      • RihNavi March 1, 2016

        Did Wackie Tour sell out any McDonalds Play Places?

      • King Mark111 /.\ March 1, 2016

        Still using $10 tickets even tho it been debunked? How sad.

    • killian March 2, 2016

      athe fact is anti in 1 month hasn’t done what self titled did in three (3) days…go buy riris album and concert tickets and quit worrying about that Beyonce did or didnt,we all know whose aleady banked a 100 million before evem performing at a show

  25. King Mark111 /.\ March 1, 2016

    Twenty One Pilots Blurry Faces just went platinum before Artpop. Lol

  26. DIABETES UNBOTHERED March 1, 2016

    Lol @ Anti going Dbl plat… who what when where & How???? LMAO not when its struggling to hold water on the global chart.

  27. King Mark111 /.\ March 1, 2016

    *sigh* The RIAA, riaA! Has not do with world wide sales. I’m done educating you dumb pest. Your poor parents. Lol

    • Cinnamon Girl March 1, 2016

      Isn’t it sad how Rihanna’s successful and still so messy, childish and infintile? Shading Beyonce on Twitter while Beyonce is chilling in LA with her husband and child

      • King Mark111 /.\ March 1, 2016

        If that was true, there would be more than ONE screen shot. And it was nothing but facts anyway.

  28. RihNavi March 1, 2016

    Lmaaaaao the Z Squad is really pressed. Their worse than the Hives when it comes to being obsessed with Rih!! Work sold more in its first week then Jackie sold in its lifetime. ???

    • Cinnamon Girl March 1, 2016

      She sells all these singles but can’t sell out her tour

      • RihNavi March 1, 2016

        Shut the hell up because your fav can’t even sell out 1500 capacity venues lmao???? #UMad

  29. DIABETES UNBOTHERED March 1, 2016

    2 more months leftto go GOLD b4 REFORMATION Drops. Lo but… “Anti can sell 500k first week and ill be happy”-Mark SCREAMMMING! Lol meanwhile after 1 full month it hasnt even .sold 500k ww. SLAYYY TRICK OR GET ELIMINATED. The countdown is on 8 weeks until REFORMATION.

    • RihNavi March 1, 2016

      Countdown to gastric bypass bih lol

      • Cinnamon Girl March 1, 2016

        Gastric bypass bih sold out in days. When will Flopanna?

      • RihNavi March 1, 2016

        When will HeHe Harris sell over 100k copies of an album?

  30. Cinnamon Girl March 1, 2016

    Beyonce has not responded to Rihanna’s shade. You see Beyonce’s a grown woman with a family while Rihanna’s 28 going on 12

  31. Cinnamon Girl March 1, 2016

    @RhiNavy, but but I thought Flopanna can sell out stadiums? All that talking and her tour still hasn’t sold out yet

    • RihNavi March 1, 2016

      You don’t have the right to even address the Navy. You stan for HE-ara Flop Harris, the biggest flop in the industry.

      • Cinnamon Girl March 1, 2016

        I’d rather be the biggest flop in the industry than the biggest h** in the industry

      • shakira stan March 2, 2016

        Sadly ciara is both .. Who hasn’t been there bow wow omarion 50 cent future Missy Elliot JustintTimberlake

  32. Cinnamon Girl March 1, 2016

    @RhiNavy, it’s sad when you have to go from stadiums to arenas and cancel dates because no one wants to see your non talented a## in concert

    • RihNavi March 1, 2016

      What’s sadder is not having a platinum or Gold album in a decade. #Justice4Ciara

      • Cinnamon Girl March 1, 2016

        What’s sadder is having all these number ones but no one wants to see you in concert

  33. Cinnamon Girl March 1, 2016

    I don’t blame folks not wanting to see Herpesanna in concert. Who wants to hear a yodeling goat all night long?

  34. Cinnamon Girl March 1, 2016

    I don’t blame folks not wanting to see Flopanna in concert. Who wants to hear a yodeling goat all night long?

  35. Sherrele March 1, 2016

    Happy for Adele!! Ready for the Beyonce album, it’s about to be fire!!!!!

  36. Theman March 2, 2016

    Adele & Jazmine S. sound nothing alike. Adele’s voice is simply more universal. Y’all are bickering over a comparison that makes no sense. R&b radio doesn’t even play her music not a great deal of other R&B music. Adele is AMAZING!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!

  37. HailBeysus March 2, 2016

    Why is the Navy talking about songs when this post is about albums. Oh thats right because these kummm guzzling hoeees only got singles ?????!!! Im gunna get my kii kii’s in Adele’s tour outsells fRiH ???????????

    • King Mark111 /.\ March 2, 2016

      Anti is at #2 and we were talking about that as well. But you can stay in your delusional state.

      • HailBeysus March 2, 2016

        Delusional?? Honey you displayed plenty of delusion in that Tidal post #DissMissYoSelf

  38. Cinnamon Girl March 2, 2016

    @King Mark111, how old are you? Because if you are over the age of 18 defending Rihanna’s childish behavior then you truly have no life and need to get one fast

  39. Cinnamon Girl March 2, 2016

    @Ciara Stan, you’re right about that. Rihanna is not a happy person. She has deep rooted issues. Beyonce is chilling in LA with her family and Ciara’s having a ball in Nigeria. Meanwhile Rihanna is being messy on Twitter. She’s a very sad lonely person

  40. King Mark111 /.\ March 2, 2016

    The pest clings to tour numbers because that’a all they have now. Oh and her net worth when they’re up against the wall. Funny, MC and Madonna both have a bigger networth, yet you never hear their fans bring it up in battles. Maybe because they have diamond albums, over 10 #1’s and broke records. I mean it is music that we’re fighting about here and all of the sudden after Beyonce can’t chart anymore, it doesn’t matter. Funny, lol.

    • Tyler Makiavelli March 2, 2016

      Keep clinging to those #1’s sweet heart. Because that’s the only thing that the Singles Artist has going for her at the moment

      • King Mark111 /.\ March 2, 2016

        And 2nd highest selling female artist. Highest Selling Digital and Soundscan Era. Beyonce is apart of both, yet not even in the top 10.

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 2, 2016

        Best selling SINGLES artist of all time.
        Meanwhile, Beyonce is listed as one of the highest grossing female performers of all time. She’s also listed as the only female, aside from Britney, to have 5 consecutive #1 albums.
        The Singles Artist was no where to be found on either one of those list. So what’s your point!??

      • King Mark111 /.\ March 2, 2016

        Correction: records = album and singles. Nice try.

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 2, 2016

        Rhianna’s singles sales are DISPROPORTIONATELY higher than her album sales.
        Again, she’s a SINGLES ARTIST who can’t sell 200,000 albums in the first week of release…

    • HailBeysus March 2, 2016

      Kiii you’re the epitome of DELUSIONAL! The Hive don’t bring up networth that would be that Shakira stan that we all know stans for FRih but hides behind shegoats album sales. My fav doesn’t just have touring receipts. She has album sales, accolades, critical acclaim, vocals, integrity intacted (fRih sells out to companys cause she afraid to flop) and all around industry respect.

    • Cinnamon Girl March 2, 2016

      And Rihanna’s still a sad lonely person who will only be a legend in her dreams

    • King B March 2, 2016

      And the navy can only cling to singles. And Aaliyah’s can’t cling to anything, like I said, and I’m gonna say it again, she’s a flop in everything, from Music to movie, from singles to albums, from US to Asia. Have it sold pass 300k yet?

    • Mike March 6, 2016

      Beyonce hasn’t released an album in almost 4 years….lol who’s chart is she trying to top without releasing any music? Lol come on I know u hate her guts but I mean stop reaching when u don’t have to…

  41. Tyler Makiavelli March 2, 2016

    “MC and Madonna both have a bigger networth, yet you never hear their fans bring it up in battles. Maybe because they have diamond albums, over 10 #1’s and broke records”

    B****! Your bankrupt fave has yet to achieve a diamond album. She cant even go multiplatinum now a days. Rihanna should be sending Samsung a Thank You basket right about now. Because had it not been for them, Anti wouldn’t have been able to “platinum” either. That’s why youre hiding behind MC and Madonna #SinglesArtist

    • HailBeysus March 2, 2016

      Kiii yas bish!! You betta set Marsha’s pubes on fire ?

      • Tyler Makiavelli March 2, 2016

        How is she going to knock the Hive for bringing up networths and tours though?
        1.)Rhianna can’t sell an album. That’s why Anti is stalled at 500K after damn near a MONTH
        2.) She can’t sellout a tour. That’s why she’s giving out tickets for $10.
        3.)Didn’t she go BANKRUPT a few years back!?
        4.) How many accolades does Rhianna have compared to Beyonce!?
        How dare they compare a well rounded performer like Bey, to that Singles Artist!

      • HailBeysus March 2, 2016

        Lmfao! She’s done worse. Her tickets have gone as low as $8 ?????

    • King B March 2, 2016

      She’s a DIGITAL QUEEN, and yet Katy and Gaga have Diamond Singles.

    • HailBeysus March 2, 2016

      I know that link by now. TGJ take it down and ban this users IP address. What kind of sick individual searches for butchered r*** victim’s. Fuxking gross!!!

  42. King B March 2, 2016

    One month later and ANTI still havent outsell Beyoncé’s 3 Days sale. I can’t at the most hyped album of 2015! Meanwhile, has it reach top 5 in UK?

  43. RihYonce March 2, 2016

    Watch ANTI free fall down the charts when Beyoncé drops her album in less than a month

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