Kelly is back on Top of the Singles Chart as Adele and Whitney Dominate the Billboard 200

The same three ladies who have been making a lot of noise over the past month continue to monopolize the pop charts again this week. Kelly Clarkson returns to the summit of Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart while Adele and Whitney Houston dominate half of the top ten albums on the Billboard 200.
With a 22nd week on top, Adele’s 21 now is the longest running album at # 1 since Prince’s Purple Rain soundtrack in 1984/85 (he held for 24 weeks). She also is at # 7 with her debut album, 19. Occupying three spots in the top-tier is the late great Houston whose Greatest Hits holds at # 2 while The Bodyguard and Whitney Houston make massive gains. Those records climb with physical albums finally being delivered to retailers following her untimely passing. (Most of her sales for the past 2 weeks have been on the digital front). For more on the top albums, head to Billboard here and check out the new top ten with debuts by fun., Tyga, and Chiddy Bang below.

Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200:
1. 21- Adele (last week~ 1)
2. Whitney: The Greatest Hits- Whitney Houston (lw~ 2)
3. Some Nights- fun. (debut)
4. Careless World: Rise of the Last King- Tyga (debut)
5. Now 41 Compilation- Various Artists (lw~ 3)
6. The Bodyguard Soundtrack- Whitney Houston (lw~ 38)
7. 19- Adele (lw~ 4)
8. Breakfast- Chiddy Bang (debut)
9. Whitney Houston- Whitney Houston (lw~ 37)
10. 2012 Grammy Nominees compilation Various Artists (lw~ 5)

Back on the Singles chart, the aforementioned Clarkson returns to the summit for a third non-consecutive week at # 1 with “Stronger” making it her longest running chart-topper to date. With the Grammy glow over, several tracks from Adele and Houston fall out of the top ten allowing a big jump for British boy band The Wanted with “Glad You Came”. (The Glee version of the single also debuts at # 90 this week featuring vocals from guest villain Grant Gustin and the Warblers). Check out the action on the Hot 100 below and for more on all the charts and big single debuts from Carrie Underwood and B.o.B, head here.

Top Ten Singles on the Hot 100:
1. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”- Kelly Clarkson (last week~ 4)
2. “Set Fire to the Rain”- Adele (lw~ 2)
3. “We Are Young”- fun. featuring Janelle Monae (lw~ 6)
4. “Part of Me”- Katy Perry (lw~ 1)
5. “Glad You Came”- The Wanted (lw~ 23)
6. “We Found Love”- Rihanna w/Calvin Harris (lw~8)
7. “Good Feeling”- Flo Rida (lw~ 12)
8. “Turn Me On”- David Guetta w/Nicki Minaj (lw~ 11)
9. “Young Wild & Free”- Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa w/Bruno Mars (lw~ 14)
10. “Starships”- Nicki Minaj (lw~ 9)

And here’s that high-flying boy band single for ya one more time…. The Wanted’s “Glad You Came”


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