UK acts are absent from the Billboard 200's Top 10 for the first time in six months with Bring Me The Horizon just missing out by entering at 11.
The debut marks a new career peak on the countdown for the Sheffield rock band having previously got as high as 17, achieved with their last album There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret in 2010.
However, with the only British act in the Top 10 last week, Depeche Mode, now dropping 6-21 with Delta Machine, the chart's top table lacks a UK presence for the first time since the end of September last year. Then it took Mumford & Sons' Babel to restore British representation by debuting at No 1 the following week and the same album this week holds at 14.
As in the UK, Justin Timberlake's stretches his lead to three weeks at the top with another 139,000 sales of The 20/20 Experience, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It also looks likely he will be replaced next week by Parmore's self-titled album, as is shaping up to happen in Britain this weekend, too.
Behind Timberlake, country act hit The Band Perry hit a new peak with their second album Pioneer debuting at 2 after selling 129,000 copies, helped by them performing at the televised Academy of Country Music Awards last Sunday. However, Blake Shelton, who co-hosted the event, drops 3-4 with sales of Based On A True Story down 59% to 82,000. Between the two country stars, rapper Tyler, The Creator enjoys his best week in terms of sales and chart position with Wolf having sold 89,000 copies to debut at 3. Lil Wayne falls 2-5 with I Am Not A Human Being II.
Veteran boy band New Kids On The Block are back in the Top 10 for a third consecutive time with the album 10 entering at 6 on the back of 51,000 sales,while rock group Killswitch Engage begin at 7 with Disarm Descent, which sold 48,000 copies last week. Imagine Dragons' Night Visions remains at 8, although sales are down 20% to 37,000, Pink's The Truth About Love falls 7-9 with sales down 24% to 37,000 and Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox slides 9-10 with sales slipping 24% to 37,000 in the week When I Was Your Man becomes his fifth Hot 100 chart-topper.
Let It Be...Naked, The Beatles' 2003 reworking of their 1970 album, is back in at 32 after being issued for the first time on iTunes last week. Originally peaking at 5, it is joined in the chart by the group's 2000 retrospective 1, which returns at 153 to extend its chart run to 141 weeks.
Two British albums now four weeks into their chart runs reverse their declines: Eric Clapton's Old Sock is back up 59-33, having previously peaked at 7, while David Bowie's No 2 peaking The Next Day re-climbs 45-42. Also back up is Emeli Sande whose Our Version Of Events improves 171-147 as Next To Me nudges up a notch to 56 on the Hot 100 as its weekly download sales nudge up 9% to take the cumulative tally above 400,000. There is no such joy, however, for Dido whose fourth album The Girl Who Got Away sinks to 88 after debutng at 32 a week ago.
As already mentioned, Bruno Mars' When I Was Your Man is now at No 1 on the Hot 100 as it also tops the download sales chart after selling 340,000 copies last week. Its progress on this countdown, where it was at 4 a week ago, was helped by iTunes and Amazon MP3 reducing its price to 69 cents rather than it going out at the usual $1.29 mark-up.
Mars' rise pushes Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz's Thrift Shop down to 2 after a chart-topping run of six non-consecutive weeks. Pink's Just Give Me A Reason with Nate Ruess is up 5-3 and Stay by Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko revives with a 6-4 bounce as Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z's Suit & Ti drops 3-5.
The Brits are again led by Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch's Sweet Nothing, although it has dropped out of the Top 20 with an 18-21 place fall. Olly Murs is also now in decline, down 29-32 with Troublemaker featuring Flo Rida, while Muse's Madness returns to its pevious No 45 peak with a one-place climb. Hadouken!'s Levitate falls 69-74, but Ed Sheeran's Lego House is up 98-95 and Little Mix score their first ever Hot 100 it with former UK No 1 Wings enetring at 98.
Following Easter week, US album sales fell last week by 13.2% to 5.65 million units, 11.6% lower than the corresponding week in 2012. This leaves year-to-date sales at 79.67 million units, 5.4% below where they were 12 months ago. One-track sales, meanwhile, were virtually identical to the week before last week at 28.31 million units and 2.8% below the corresponding week in 2012. Year-to-date sales are also in decline, down 1.4% at 384.8 million units.