Trey Songz scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as “Chapter V” starts with 135,000. This fifth full-length for the R&B singer: his last 2010 effort “Passion, Pain & Pleasure” peaked at No. 2 but sold 240,000 in its first week.
2 Chainz’ “Based on a T.R.U. Story” slips from the top spot to No. 2 (48,000, -67%) and “Now 43” falls No. 2 to No. 3 (45,000, -40%).
DJ Khaled is the next debut on the chart, with “Kiss the Ring” bowing at No. 4 with 41,000. His previous album “We the Best Forever” started at No. 5 with 53,000 in 2010.
Justin Bieber’s “Believe” descends No. 6 to No. 5 (32,000, -7%) and Maroon 5’s “Overexposed” moves No. 5 to No. 6 (32,000, -11%).
Owl City’s latest “The Midsummer Station” enters at No. 7 with 30,000. The electronic-pop outfit’s last “All Things Bright and Beautiful” made it to No. 6 with 48,000 last year.
Rick Ross’ “God Forgives, I Don’t” dips No. 3 to No. 8 (28,000, -36%).
Tenth Avenue, a Christian band, has a career high with the drop of “The Struggle.” It debuts at No. 9 with 26,000.
One Direction’s “Up All Night” closes out the top tier falling No. 7 to No. 10 (25,000, -15%).
That’s right, folks: for the first time in 79 weeks, Adele’s “21” isn’t in the top 10. Sad.
Album sales are down 4% compared to last week, and down 2% compared to the same week last year. Sales for the year are down 4% so far.



After five years as a columnist and editor at Billboard, Katie Hasty joined HitFix in 2009 for music and film reporting out of New York. The Midwest native has worked as a writer, music promoter and in A&R since 1999 and performs with her band Numbers And Letters.