Whatever. Selling 300,000 in her 53rd week of sales, who cares? You don’t even really need to read this article, do you? You knew that Adele was going to be #1 next week. You know that she’s gonna be #1 the week after that. She’ll be #1 until she has a good reason not to be #1, and when that happens, you’ll be able to see it coming a mile away. Until then, it’s just a matter of by how much she’s #1, and this week the answer is “a lot, but not enough to be a big deal or anything.” 300k does move Adele to about 7.6 million total sold, and gives her a hell of a head start towards 21 being the best-selling album for 2012—which, HitsDailyDouble points out, would make it the first album of the Soundscan era to top the year-end charts two years in a row.
Elsewhere, as previously mentioned, Tyga’s album sells surprisingly well for an album with essentially no physical release, looking likely to debut in the 70-80k range on digital sales alone, while Fun. (loooove that period) are set to do about 50-60k for their sophomore set Some Nights. Even Sleigh Bells are gonna have a fairly respectable debut, tabbed to sell somewhere between 25-30k of their SNL-promoted Reign of Terror LP. By the way, all three of those albums are pretty decent, so if you want to add yourself to any one of their totals between now and then instead of just buying 21 for the third or fourth time, don’t let us stop you. Here’s a small taste of each.