Justin Timberlake Gets Second #1 Of The Year On Billboard 200
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.09.2013
Justin Timberlake has earned his second #1 album of the year on the Billboard 200 with The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2. The album sold 350,000 in its first week. It debuts only 28 weeks after The 20/20 Experience debuted at #1 with 968,000, the largest sales week of the year. Timberlake is the only act this year to sell 300,000 copies in a week for two different albums. He's also the only act this year to sell more than 300,000 copies of any album in multiple weeks. The first 20/20 album sold over that amount in its first two weeks, with 318,000 in its second week.
2 of 2 is the second half of the two-part album. It was available in a standard edition as well as a "complete edition", which contains both halves. Sales of 2 of 2 and the complete edition were combined.
Timberlake is the second act to get two #1 albums this year after Luke Bryan. Bryan got #1 on March 23 with Spring Break...Here To Party, then 23 weeks later debuted on top with Crash My Party (on August 31). The last act to get two #1 albums in the same year quicker than Timberlake was System of a Down in 2005. On June 4 of that year, Mezmerize debuted with 453,000. On December 10, just 27 weeks later, Hypnotize debuted with 320,000. Timberlake is now the 20th act to get two #1 albums in a twelve-month span.
Lorde debuts at #3 with Pure Heroine, her first full-length album, which sold 129,000 copies. It was led by the hit "Royals", which was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week. She's the fourth woman to get a major-label full-length album debut in the top ten this year after Ariana Grande's Yours Truly (#1), K. Michelle's Rebellious Soul (#2) and Kacey Musgraves' Same Trailer Different Park (#2).
Luke Bryan's Crash My Party climbed 6-4, but the important news is that the sales have increased to 1.02 million. This gives Bryan his second million-selling album and makes it the seventh album to sell over a million this year.
Meanwhile, Tyler Farr debuts at #5 with Redneck Crazy selling 29,000 copies. It's the highest-charting and debut for a male country artist since October 2011. The last was Scotty McCreery with his first album Clear As Day on October 22. The title track is currently at #3 on the Country Airplay chart, his biggest hit yet.
Finally, HAIM debuts at #6 with Days Are Gone with 26,000. 85% of their sales were downloads. It is #2 on the Alternative Albums chart, behind Lorde.
1. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2 (350,000)
2. Drake - Nothing Was The Same (148,000)
3. Lorde - Pure Heroine (129,000)
4. Luke Bryan - Crash My Party (32,000)
5. Tyler Farr - Redneck Crazy (29,000)
6. HAIM - Days Are Gone (26,000)
7. Kings of Leon - Mechanical Bull (26,000)
8. Cher - Closer to the Truth (25,000)
9. Jack Johnson - From Here to Now to You (20,000)
10. Elton John - The Diving Board (19,000)
Album sales this week totaled 4.80 million, down 7% compared to last week (5.14 million) and down 10% compared to last year (5.35 million). Year to date album sales stand at 209.98 million, down 6% compared to the same total at this point last year (223.78 million).