Timberlake Spends Third Week At #1
April 10, 2013

Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience earns the #1 spot on the sales chart for a third straight week, selling another 139,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first album to spend its first three weeks in the penthouse since Taylor Swift's Red (Nov. 10 through Nov. 24, 2012), and the first by a male artist since Eminem's Recovery did it in 2010, according to Billboard.comThe 20/20 Experience's total sales now stand at 1.43 million. Behind it, The Band Perry makes a strong debut at #2 with Pioneer, shifting 129,000. It's the band's best sales week yet.

Rapper Tyler, the Creator enters the chart at #3 this week with Wolf, moving 89,000 units and marking the Odd Future member's best sales week yet. Meanwhile, Blake Shelton slips 3-4 with Based on a True Story, selling 82,000. Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being II is in the #5 slot with 68,000, and New Kids on the Block are back on the chart with their sixth Top 10 album, 10, bowing at #6 with 51,000 sold.

Massachusetts metallers Killswitch Engage also return to the chart this week with Disarm the Descent, debuting at #7 with 48,000 sold.
Rounding out the Top 10 are Imagine Dragons' Night Visions at #8 with just over 37,000; P!nk's The Truth About Love at #9 with 37,000; and Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox at #10 with 36,000.

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