Who Charted? Mac Miller Slides Into No. 1
Becomes first indie artist to rule the Top 200 since 1995
First! SPIN’s not-so-hot review of Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Park somehow didn’t halt his march toward No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200. The independently released disc sold 144,000 copies on its way to making sorta history — per Billboard, the last indie disc to top the albums chart was Tha Dogg Pound’s Dogg Food in 1995.
2 Through 10: Michael Bublé’s Christmas moved up to No. 2 (123,000), followed by a pair of debuts — the 40th installment of Now! comps (119,000) and the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack (105,000). Adele’s 21 parked at No. 5 (104,000), meaning Justin Bieber’s Under the Mistletoe dropped to No. 6 its second week in stores (gasp!) with 97,000 copies sold. Susan Boyle’s Someone to Watch Over Me (72,000) just edged out Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto by 2,000 copies. And another duo of debuts round out the Top 10, Romeo Santos’s Formula, Vol. 1 and Il Divo’s Wicked Game.
Insert Expletive Here: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds arrived on the U.S. charts at No. 18 with 19,000 copies sold.
No Love Lost: Rihanna’s “We Found Love” spends a third week atop the Hot 100 and sold 227,000 downloads.