Justin Timberlake scores another No. 1 album on Billboard 200 with his newest album, "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2". Nielsen SoundScan reports that the album has made its way out to the chart's top slot after selling 350,000 copies in its first week.
This is Timberlake's second No. 1 album in less than a year. The new record follows the success of its predecessor, "The 20/20 Experience", which also opened at No. 1 after selling nearly 1 million copies back in March.
Timberlake is the second artist in 2013 to have two different albums landed at the chart's No. 1. Previously in March, Luke Bryan earned his first No. 1 album with compilation album "Spring Break...Here to Party". Later in August, he returned to the top with his studio effort, "Crash My Party".
Right behind Timberlake's new release, last week's first placer Drake's "Nothing Was the Same" manages to sell additional 148,000 copies in its second week. At No. 3, Lorde's "Pure Heroine" debuts with 129,000 copies. The Kiwi singer/songwriter's first LP includes a smashing hit called "Royals", which is currently spending its second week at No. 1 on Billboard 100.
Going up from last week's No. 6, Bryan's "Crash My Party" sits at No. 4 with 32,000. Country singer Tyler Farr's first album, "Redneck Crazy", launches at No. 5 with 29,000. At No. 6, HAIM's "Days Are Gone" is the last new entry on this week's top 10. The alternative/pop band's first LP has sold 26,000 in its first week.
Kings of Leon's "Mechanical Bull" plunges from No. 2 to No. 7 with 26,000. Cher's "Closer to the Truth" and Jack Johnson's "From Here to Now to You" slip to No. 8 and 9 with 25,000 and 20,000, respectively. Rounding out the top 10, Elton John's "The Diving Board" goes down from No. 4 with 19,000.