Now that 2011 is officially in its second half (crazy right?), Billboard has referenced the album sales #'s on NielsenSoundscan to see who is currently leading the pack. Here's the top 20:

1.  Adele - 21 (2,517,000)
2.  Lady Gaga - Born This Way (1,540,000)
3.  Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More (982,000) 
4.  Jason Aldean - My Kinda Party (763,000)
5.  Bruno Mars - Doo Wops & Hooligans (686,000)
6.  Justin Bieber - Never Say Never: The Remixes (EP) (676,000)
7.  Chris Brown - F.A.M.E. (646,000)
8.  Various Artists - Now 37 (637,000)
9.  Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday (609,000)
10.  Katy Perry - Teenage Dream (600,000)
11.  Rihanna Loud - (598,000)
12.  Britney Spears - Femme Fatale (590,000)
13.  Taylor Swift - Speak Now (563,000)
14.  P!nk - Greatest Hits (530,000)
15.  Justin Bieber - My World 2.0 (524,000)
16.  Eminem - Recovery (517,000)
17.  Foo Fighters - Wasting Light (497,000)
18.  Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers (484,000)
19.  Lady Antebellum - Need You Now (473,000)
20.  Various - Now 38 (440,000)

Way to steal the #1 and #2 spots, Adele & LG! 


Oh, and guess what? Compared to this time a year ago, album sales are wayyy up, marking the first mid-year gain in SEVEN YEARS. Pretty cool.

~ A.H.