‘Fortune’ tops Amazon-goosed chart

Chris Brown wins frame, while online sale returns four to top 10

“Fortune” smiled on Chris Brown last week, as the R&B star’s new set became his second consecutive No. 1 album.

Brown’s RCA sequel to 2011’s chart-topping “F.A.M.E.” debuted with sales of 135,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ended July 8. The “Fortune” total represented a 50% dropoff in sales performance, since the singer’s previous release tracked 270,000 in its first stanza.

Rest of the major movement at the top of the chart was supplied by Amazon’s MP3 store, which thrust several titles back into the top 10 with a 99¢ sale on July 3.

The big winner was Katy Perry’s 2010 album “Teenage Dream.” Lofted by the online store’s price cut and publicity attending her concert doc “Part of Me,” the album leaped 19 chart slots to No. 2 with sales of 80,000 — an astounding gain of 417%. Now in its 98th chart week, Capitol set has shifted 2.3 million.

Other Amazon beneficiaries included Gotye’s “Making Mirrors” (No. 6, 44,000 sold, up 248%), fun.’s “Some Nights” (No. 7, 43,000, up 181%) and the Black Keys’ “El Camino” (No. 10, 37,000, up 396%).

Rapidly flattening numbers for several recent titles and predictably tepid holiday-week sales added up to a sluggish chart.

Justin Bieber’s “Believe” (Island) maintained its No. 3 slot despite a 40% drop, selling 70,000. Maroon 5’s “Overexposed” (Octone/A&M) slumped 70%, dropping two rungs to No. 4 with 68,000 moved. Last week’s No. 1, Linkin Park’s “Living Things” (Warner Bros.), nosedived 72%, dropping to No. 5 with 64,000 shifted. Kenny Chesney’s “Welcome to the Fishbowl” (BNA) slipped 30%, falling to No. 8 with 43,000.

Old reliable Adele supplied some consistency: Though her “21” (Columbia) fell two poles to No. 9 behind a 41,000-copy stanza, title showed just a 3% loss, the least erosion of any album in the top 10, where it has spent its entire 72-week life.

New releases by country’s Zac Brown Band and hip-hop’s Frank Ocean will vie for the top in the coming week’s rolls.