The Sade Adu-fronted band end Lady Antebellum's two-week reign on the U.S. albums chart, forcing the country music act to drop one slot to the runner-up position.
After 10 years in hiatus, Sade make a grand return on Billboard Hot 200. With their comeback album "Soldier of Love", this band soar at the top spot of the U.S. albums chart with an impressive 502,000 selling number and are likely to remain securing the slot next week.
This becomes their first No. 1 debut and second chart-topper. Additionally, it's the best sales week for an album by a group since AC/DC invaded the chart at the first position with "Black Ice" which sold 784,000 copies in its opening week, November 2008.
Pushed aside from the top spot is Lady Antebellum. This last week's champ is forced to fall to No. 2 after reigning the chart for two consecutive weeks with their latest effort "Need You Now" which shifted 208,000 units, bringing in a total of 897,000 after three weeks in the market.
Other new releases which crack the Top 10 of the chart are Jaheim's "Another Round" which bows at No. 3 with 112,000, Josh Turner's "Haywire" which enters at No. 5 with 85,000, and tobyMac's "Tonight" which debuted at No. 6 with 79,000 .
As for other spots, they are secured by Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" at No. 4, Lady GaGa's "The Fame" at No. 7, Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D." at No. 8, Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" at No. 9, and Taylor Swift's "Fearless" rounding up the Top 10.
Nick Jonas & The Administration are thrown out of the list after enjoying only a week debut at No. 3. Their first album "Who I Am" can only add another 24,000 copies (drop 71%), falling 25 spots at No. 28.
Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200:
- "Soldier of Love" - Sade
- "Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
- "Another Round" - Jaheim
- "Rebirth" - Lil Wayne
- "Haywire" - Josh Turner
- "Tonight" - tobyMac
- "The Fame" - Lady GaGa
- "The E.N.D." - Black Eyed Peas
- "I Dreamed a Dream" - Susan Boyle
- "Fearless" - Taylor Swift