After extended absences from music, Jennifer Lopez and the Beastie Boys are back on the Billboard charts. The superstars debut in the top 5 on this week’s albums chart.
Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, the Beastie Boys’ first proper release in seven years, enters in the runner-up spot on the Billboard 200 below Adele’s 21 with 128,000 copies sold. Hot Sauce is the hip-hop trailblazers sixth top 10, followed by To the 5 Boroughs, which debuted at No. 1 in 2004 with 360,000.
Jennifer Lopez’ Island Def Jam debut LOVE? comes in at No. 5 with 83,000. The “American Idol” judge’s previous English-language album, 2007’s Brave, peaked at No. 12 with 53,000.
Also in the top 10 is Sade’s second greatest hits package, The Ultimate Collection, which racked up 38,000 units (No. 7), giving the British band its ninth consecutive top 10 album. Musiq Soulchild’s