Adele‘S 30 increased for the third consecutive week and the total number of weeks at number 1 on Billboard 200 album chart. The series earned 193,000 album-equivalent units in the US for the week ending December 9, according to MRC Data (down 33% from the previous week).
30 continues to be a strong performer, as it captured the biggest third week for any album in more than three years, since draketopping the charts scorpion earned 260,000 in the third bracket (July 28, 2018 rankings).
Elsewhere in the top 10, WOOD Poloformer number 1 Hall of Fame jumped back into the top 10, ranking 69-3, after it was re-released on December 3 with 14 additional bonus songs, while Vince Guaraldi’s trioThe soundtrack of the animated TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas hit a new high, up 10-9.
The Billboard 200 charts the week’s most popular albums in the United States based on multi-index sales measured in equivalent album units. Units include album sales, track equivalent album (TEA) and streaming album equivalent (SEA). Each unit is equivalent to one album sale or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported official audio and video streams or 1,250 subscriptions/paid on-demand generated by songs on the album. New chart December 18, 2021 (where 30 spend a third week at number 1) will be fully posted on BillboardsWebsite by December 14. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
Belong to 30193,000 album-equivalent units were earned in the US for the week ending December 2, album sales were 149,000 (down 34%), units in SEA were 43,000 (down 29%, equal to 57.87 million sales) on-demand streaming of the series’ track) and TEA Units comprised less than 2,000 units (24%).
Taylor Swiftformer number 1 Red (Taylor’s version) 2nd place with 80,000 equivalent album units earned (down 22%).
Polo G’s tops the charts Hall of Fame back in the top 10, up 69-3 after being re-released on December 3 with 14 additional bonus tracks. The album earned 78,000 album-equivalent units in its most recent track week (up 468 percent), nearly all of it from streaming activity. Of its total for the week, the SEA unit included 76,000 (an increase of 461%, equaling 110.34 million streams on demand out of 34 songs in the series today).
Michael Bubletopping the charts Christmas was pushed down 3-4, despite increased activity, as it earned 60,000 album-equivalent units for the week (up 3%). The latest watch week includes the December 6 premiere of Bublé’s latest NBC special, By Michael Buble Christmas in the city.
Olivia Rodrigoformer number 1 Sour dropped to 4th and 5th with 51,000 album equivalent units earned (up 5%), Morgan Wallenthe former leader of Danger: Double Album is inactive at 6th place with 48,000 units (up 6%), and drakeNo.1 Certified Lover down 5-7 with 47,000 units (down 3%).
Mariah Carey1994’s evergreen album, Merry Christmas, up 14-8 with 40,000 album-equivalent units earned (up 20%). The album, which contained her seasonal song “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, peaked at number three on the chart on December 17, 1994. Merry Christmas has returned to the top 10 of the Billboard 200 for the past four holiday seasons.
Vince Guaraldi Trio’s A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack hit a new high, climbing 10-9, surpassing its previous high at number 10. The album grossed 39,000 album-equivalent units in the week ending December 9 (up 9%).
A Charlie Brown Christmas was released in 1965 and didn’t hit any Billboards charted until 1987. That year, it debuted on Album Top Holidays chart, it then peaked at #2 (January 27, 2007). The album first entered the top 10 on the Billboard 200 on January 2, 2021, when it peaked at number 10.
https://www.billboard.com/music/chart-beat/adele-30-billboard-200-chart-number-one-third-week-1235008486/ Adele’s ’30’ hits #1 on Billboard 200 for third week – Billboard