It’s a so-so week on the Billboard 200 this week.
Amos Lee received his first No. 1 spot on the charts while selling 40,000 with his newest album Mission Bell so that’s good news. The last time Lee was even on the chart was in 2008 when his album Last Days at the Lodge debuted at No. 16. The bad news is that Lee broke the record for the lowest number of albums sold since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking these numbers in 1991. The last time the record was broken was just 2 weeks ago when Cake’s Showroom of Compassion sold 44,000 copies.
Iron and Wine (Samuel Beam) takes the runner up spot with Kiss Each Other Clean selling 39,000. This is also his career high on the charts. Previously, the act hasn’t risen higher than No. 24 on the chart.
The rest of the Billboard 200 is as follows:
- No. 3 – Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday 38,000
- No. 4 – 2011 Grammy Nominees, 38,000
- No. 5 – Bruno Mars’ Doo-Wops and Hooligans, 33,000
- No. 6 – Mumford and Sons’ Sigh No More, 31,000
- No. 7 – Taylor Swift’s Speak Now, 31,000
- No. 8 – Wisin & Yandel’s Los Vaqueros: El Regreso, nearly 31,000
- No. 9 – Kidz Bop 19, 30,000
- No. 10 – The Decemberists’ The King Is Dead, 29,000
What do y’all think of this week’s Billboard 200?