Jill Scott sings herself to first No. 1 album on Billboard 200 chart, Bon Iver also debuts considerably well
R&B songstress Jill Scott earns her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week.
Her The Light of the Sun starts off moving 135,000 units. Though she’s a reputable voice and critically acclaimed, it took her four albums to get to the top of the list.
Next up is folk rock group Bon Iver, whose stellar self-titled sophomore set opens selling 104,000. Frontman Justin Vernon and his crew appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Colbert Report, and a host of other TV looks ahead of the release, as well as in countless magazine profiles.
That exposure, along with Kanye West promotional assistance he received while working on West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy led to this being his highest-charting set and best sales week ever. Vernon’s previous high came from the Blood Bank EP, which debuted at No. 16 (selling 23,000 during week one) in 2009.
Rounding out the top three is Adele’s 21, moving 101,000 albums and pushing its grand total to just shy of 2.5 million.
Check out the rest out the top 10 after the jump.
June 29, 2011′s Billboard 200 albums top 10
No. 1 – Jill Scott, The Light of the Sun: 135,000
No. 2 – Bon Iver, Bon Iver: 104,000
No. 3 – Adele, 21: 101,000
No. 4 – Jackie Evancho, Dream With Me: 77,000
No. 5 – Justin Moore, Outlaws Like Me – 65,000
No. 6 – Bad Meets Evil, Hell: the Sequel – 63,000
No. 7 – Pitbull, Planet Pit: 55,000
No. 8 – Lady Gaga, Born This Way: 49,000
No. 9 – Weird Al Yankovic, Alpocalypse: 44,000
No. 10 Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party: 40,000
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