Billboard 200: Chris Brown Debuts At #3 & Pusha T Debuts At #20

Another week, another number one for Adele. Shocker! For the fifth week in a row, 25 reigns supreme on the Billboard 200, this time moving an additional 1.16 million units. By the way – this is all pure album sales. All other artists have streaming added into their figures, but Adele has not made 25 available on any of the streaming services. Crazy, right? Elsewhere on the chart, Chris Brown’s Royalty sees a strong debut at number 3, coming in with a very strong 184k units sold. This is Chris‘ largest sales week since 2011, when F.A.M.E. started at number 1 with 270k sold. He has released three albums since – 2012’s Fortune, 2014’s X and 2015’s Fan of a Fan: The Album with Tyga. As for Pusha T, King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude sold 45k, landing at the number 20 position. This definitely would have been a top 10 contender at a different point in the year, but with so many big names like Adele, Justin Bieber and One Direction to compete against, it made it tough! Still a solid number, however, and this is only the appetizer for the main course, King Push, which is set to release this April. Check out the full top 10 on this week’s Billboard 200 below!

Find Out How Much Chris Brown and Pusha T Are Expected To Sell This Week!

It comes as no surprise, but Adele is number one once again this week on the Billboard 200. 25 moved another 825k units, making it the biggest selling album released in the U.S. since her last album, 2011’s 21. As for debuts, August Alsina’s This Thing Called Life came in at around 43k units at number 12, while R. Kelly’s The Buffet entered with approximately 37k units at number 16. Looking forward to next week, the two big debuts will be from Chris Brown and Pusha T. For Chris’ Royalty, he’s looking at 150-160k, which will likely give him the #2 spot (behind Adele.) As for Push’s Darkest Before Dawn, he’s looking at around 40-45k. In the meantime, check out this week’s top 10 on the Billboard 200 below!

Pusha T Announces Darkest Before Dawn Tour

In support of his new album Darkest Before Dawn (out at midnight,) Pusha T will be hitting the road on the Darkest Before Dawn Tour. Kicking off in March in Vancouver, King Push will hit LA, Philly, NYC and more before wrapping in Minneapolis a month later in April. His next album, King Push, is set to drop that month as well. This guy is a busy man! Hit the gallery for a full list of dates.

(Video) Pusha T Debuts New Song “Sunshine” ft. Jill Scott On ‘The Daily Show’

In between running things over at G.O.O.D Music, giving us updates on Kanye’s album, and working on his most recent Adidas collaboration, Pusha T has also found the time to keep fans anxiously awaiting the release of his album Darkest Before Dawn. The album is slated to drop this Friday, December 18th and Tuesday night on The Daily Show, he premiered a new record “Sunshine”. The track features Jill Scott and was produced by DJ Mano and Kanye West. Check out the performance below.

Album Tracklisting: Pusha T – Darkest Before Dawn

Pusha T‘s album before the album, Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude, will drop next Friday, December 18. (His actual album, King Push, will be out in April.) As he gears up for the release, Push dropped the album’s tracklist today, as well as the Diddy-produced song, “Crutches, Crosses, Caskets.” The 10 tracks also include features from Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Beanie Sigel, Kehlani, Jill Scott and more, with additional production from J. Cole, Timbaland, Q-Tip and Boi-1da. Crazy! Check out the full tracklist below. It’s available for pre-order now.

(Video) Pusha T Says Birdman Is “The Lowest Form Of A Thief”

How do you really feel President Push? During a chat with Report Card Radio, G.O.O.D. president, Pusha T talks the upcoming Darkest Before Dawn, and the public dispute between Lil Wayne and Birdman; King Push calls Birdman a “cat burglar” type thief. Check the jump for more.

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