Darius Rucker and Big Time Rush round out the other top spots
Lil Wayne’s “I Am Not a Human Being,” which debuted on the U.S. album chart two weeks ago at No. 2 as a digital-only release, climbed to No. 1 this week following the arrival of the physical version in stores.
The jailed rapper’s collection sold 125,000 copies in its third week, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ended Sunday. Collection, which rose 15 chart positions and gained 443% this week, had arrived in the penultimate position with 110,000 copies shifted digitally.
Weezy’s latest sports three additional tracks in its CD incarnation.
Stanza’s top debut, Darius Rucker’s “Charleston, S.C. 1966” (Capitol Nashville), took the No. 2 slot with 101,000 sold. Collection is the second country effort by the former Hootie and the Blowfish frontman.
“BTR” (Columbia), first set from latest TV-bred phenoms Big Time Rush, enters at No. 3 with a 67,000-unit frame. Quartet stars in the top-rated Nickelodeon show that bears its name.
Country family act the Band Perry’s self-titled Universal Republic Nashville collection moved in at No. 4, moving 53,000. Trio of Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry is being nurtured by Scott Borchetta, who has overseen the rise of Taylor Swift.
Eminem’s “Recovery” (Interscope) dipped one position to No. 5 behind a small 4% decline; its 50,000 units take the set over the 2.8 million mark. Country star Kenny Chesney’s “Hemingway’s Whiskey” (BNA) dropped four slots to No. 6, with 40,000 sold (down 39%).
Indie darling Sufjan Stevens’ “The Age of Adz” (Asthmatic Kitty) made its debut mark at No. 7 with 36,000 moved out of the box. Singer-songwriter has attracted attention with his song cycles about Illinois and Michigan.
The Zac Brown Band’s “You Get What You Give” (Atlantic) fell three poles to No. 8 with 34,000 sold (down 22%), while Toby Keith’s “Bullets in the Gun” (Show Dog/Universal), last week’s No 1, dropped to No. 9 with 30,000 shifted (down 58%).
Metal unit All That Remains entered at No. 10 with “For We Are Many” (Razor & Tie). Massachusetts quintet’s fifth studio album sold 29,000.