Justin Timberlake’s ‘20/20 Experience’ scores No. 1 spot on Billboard for third straight week

By Daniel S Levine,

It turns out that not everyone has bought their copy of Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience yet. The album topped the Billboard chart for the third week in a row, although it sold significantly less copies than last week.

The 20/20 Experience sold another 139,000 copies, which was just enough to beat the Band Perry’s new release. It’s the first time an album has topped the Billboard 200 chart for three weeks in a row since Taylor Swift’s Red last fall. Timberlake is also the first male artist to achieve this since Eminem did so with Recovery in July 2004.

Still, 20/20’s week three sales were down 59 percent from last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers.

The Band Perry’s sophomore album Pioneer kicked off its chart run with 129,000 copies, which was good enough for No. 2. That’s much better than industry expectations and likely thanks to their performance during the Academy of Country Music Awards and the hit “Done.”

Odd Future member Tyler, the Creator’s Wolf debuted with just 89,000 copies sold, but that was Tyler’s best sales week. It held the No. 3 spot.

Blake Shelton’s Based on a True Story slid to No. 4 with 82,000 copies sold, while Lil Wayne’s "I Am Not a Human Being II sold 68,000 copies.

The rest of the Top 10 includes: New Kids on the Block’s 10 (51,000); Killswitch Engage’s Disarm the Descent (48,000); Imagine Dragons’ Night Visions (37,000); Pink’s The Truth About Love (37,000); and Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox (36,000).

According to Reuters, Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” took over the top spot on the Digital Songs Charts thanks to an Amazon and iTunes sale. It sold 340,000 downloads. Pink’s “Just Give Me A Reason” hit No. 2.

image: JustinTimberlake.com



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