Despite there being some changes in airplay across the board, this week’s new edition of the Billboard 200 is going to feel more than a little bit familiar. How much so? The order of the top five acts is exactly the same:
1. Adele, “Someone Like You”
2. Maroon 5, “Moves Like Jagger”
3. Foster the People, “Pumped Up Kicks”
4. LMFAO, “Sexy and I Know It”
5. Gym Class Heroes ft. Adam Levine, “Stereo Hearts”
You have to travel down to the #6 spot to see the first change of the week — Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” which moves up a spot versus where it was the week before.
In the midst of all this constancy, however, we not have one major new debut — “Young, Wild, and Free” from Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and Bruno Mars arriving at #10 on the chart in its first week. (Expect a similar debut next week for Justin Bieber’s new song “Mistletoe.”)