First! Adele's 21 could conceivably spend 21 weeks at No. 1 — she's already on week 13, selling 106,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. Billboard tells us no album has dug in at the peak of the Top 200 longer than 16 weeks since the Titanic soundtrack in 1998.
2 Through 10: Casting Crowns' Come to the Well debuts in second with 99K, followed by Scotty McCreery's Clear as Day with 57,000. Last week's chart-topper, Evanescence's self-titled disc, slides to No. 4 (40,000), Tony Bennett's Duets II is No. 5 (39,000), Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV moves up to No. 6 (36,000), and Lady Antebellum's Own the Night finishes in seventh place (34,000). Joe's The Good, the Bad, the Sexy sashays onto the chart at 8 (33,000), Five Finger Death Punch manage to stick around the Top 10 another week with 29,000 copies of American Capitalist in 9, and Lauren Alaina's Wildflower sold 26,000 in No. 10.
Great Escapes: Jane's Addiction just missed the Top 10 with 24,000 copies of The Great Escape Artist sold its first week in stores. Not an irresistible force, but not bad.
Dream On: M83's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming was close behind in 15th place with 21,000.
Fallen Boy: Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump's solo debut Soul Punk sold 9,000 in Number 48. If it's any consolation, Britney Spears sold the identical number of discs last week when her latest remix album arrived.