Beastie Boys made their mark on the charts this week with their new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part II, selling 128,000 copies for a debut at the #2 spot on the Billboard 200. HSC II is the Beasties' eighth studio album and was delayed two years due to band member Adam Yauch's battle with cancer.
Though the veteran rap crew had a solid first week, it wasn't enough to topple the reigning queen of the charts, Adele. The British songstress continues her reign at the charts top spot with another impressive showing. With her smash sophomore album, 21, moving 155,000 copies this past week the album has now cleared 1.5 million in sales since its release in January.
Also debuting on the charts this week is Jennifer Lopez, who cracks the top 5 with 83,000 copies sold of her new album, Love? The new record, Lopez' first since 2007, and was bolstered by her new roll as a judge on American Idol as well as the singles "On the Floor" featuring Pitbull and "I'm Into You" featuring Lil Wayne.