The Hunger Games Holds off Adele on the Charts

Grammy winning pop superstar Adele has been in a holding pattern for the past three weeks as her former 23 week chart topper, 21, stands sill at # 2 on the Billboard Album charts. Previously, Bruce Springsteen and boy band One Direction kept her at bay. This week, it’s the big soundtrack to the massive hit film The Hunger Games featuring music by likes of Taylor Swift, The Civli Wars, Maroon 5 and more that takes the top slot. It’s unlikely Adele will return to the summit next week either as Madonna’s fantastic new album, MDNA, is already on track to hit the top… For more on all these albums and all the Billboard charts, head here.

Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200:
1. The Hunger Games Soundtrack- Various Artists (debut)
2. 21- Adele (lw~ 2)
3. Port of Morrow- The Shins (debut)
4. Up All Night- One Direction (lw~ 1)
5. The OF Tape, Vol. 2- Odd Future (debut)
6. Wrecking Ball- Bruce Springsteen (lw~ 4)
7. The ML Life- Melanie Fiona (debut)
8. Now 41 Compilation- Various Artists (lw~8)
9. Whitney: The Greatest Hits- Whitney Houston (lw~ 6)
10. Radio Music Society- Esperanza Spaulding (debut)

Over on the Hot 100, fun. is still having fun at # 1 with “We Are Young” as it has now sold more digital downloads than any song in 2012. It’s 2.39 million beats out Kelly Clarkson‘s former Hot 100 # 1 (and current runner-up) “Stronger” which has tallied 2.25 million so far. They will likely add to that tally next week as it doesn’t look like the song will be falling from the top any time soon. Take a look at it’s competitors in the top ten below.

Top Ten Singles on the Hot 100:
1. “We Are Young”- fun. w/Janelle Monae (last week~ 1)
2. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”- Kelly Clarkson (lw~ 2)
3. “Glad You Came”- The Wanted (lw~ 3)
4. “Somebody that I Used to Know”- Gotye w/Kimbra (lw~ 5)
5. “Starships”- Nicki Minaj (lw~ 6)
6. “Set Fire to the Rain”- Adele (lw~ 4)
7. “Wild Ones”= Flo Rida w/Sia (lw~ 9)
8. “Part of Me”- Katy Perry (lw~ 10)
9. “Take Care”- Drake w/Rihanna (lw~8)
10. “Turn Me On”- David Guetta w/Nicki Minaj (lw~ 7)


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