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Adele Rebounds to No. 1 on Hot 200, Knocking Britney Spears

April 14, 2011 (6:04 am) GMT
The 'Rolling in the Deep' singer takes over the first place from Britney Spears, preventing the 'Till the World Ends' hitmaker to rule the chart for two weeks in a row.

After giving up No. 1 position to and , has come back to the hot spot on Billboard Hot 200 this week. The U.K. singer has added another 88,000 copies with her sophomore set "", giving her a total of 1.03 million sold. This makes her the first artist to sell more than a million copies this year.

Last week's champ Britney is pushed to No. 2 as her latest studio installment could only scan another 75,000 units in its second week on sale. Following behind her at the third place on the U.S. albums chart is . The alternative rock band rise from No. 6 as their set "" raked in 67,000 this week.

The highest chart entry of this week, meanwhile, is . Their second studio album "" opens at No. 4 with 66,000. Another new release which has broken top 10 list of the chart is . They land at the ninth place with "Reckless & Relentless" which bows around 31,000.

The rest of the top 10 are filled with holdovers. 's "" slips 2-5 with 59,000, Breezy's "" shuffles 4-6 with 51,000, "Songs for Japan" compilation CD moves 5-7 with just under 51,000, and 's "" drops to No. 10 with 31,000.

Bouncing back to the list after getting kicked out, ' "" moves up from No. 11 to No. 8 with 34,000 copies sold. This latest selling number gives the band a total of 645,000 and makes them this year's second-biggest selling artist, after Adele, so far.

  1. "" - (88,000)
  2. "" - (75,000)
  3. " - (67,000)
  4. "" - (66,000)
  5. "" - (59,000)
  6. " " - (51,000)
  7. "Songs for Japan" - various artists (51,000)
  8. "" - (34,000)
  9. "Reckless & Relentless" - (31,000)
  10. "" - (31,000)


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