Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Adele's '21' to Return to No. 1 on Billboard 200

by Keith Caulfield, L.A.  |   June 08, 2011 7:36 EDT
Andrew Yee

Adele's "21" album is headed back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, as Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" will likely slip to No. 2 after two weeks leading the tally.

If "21" returns to the top, it will mark the tenth non-consecutive week at No. 1 for the album. The British singer's set has yet to leave the top three positions of the chart since its debut on the list dated March 12 -- 15 weeks ago. It's still too early to tell how either Adele or Gaga will sell this week.

Next week's top debuts will come from Tech N9ne's "All 6's & 7's," All Time Low's "Dirty Work" and Ronnie Dunn's self-titled solo debut. Industry sources suggest the former two might sell around 50,000 copies by week's end on June 12, while Dunn could shift 45,000 or so.

Other albums looking for a possible top 20 entry are Arctic Monkeys' "Suck It And See" and Def Leppard's "Mirrorball."

Artists in this Article

Def Leppard
Ronnie Dunn
Arctic Monkeys
All Time Low
Lady Gaga

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