Justin Timberlake held onto the top spot of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, beating competition from new albums by rapper Lil Wayne and country singer Blake Shelton.
Timberlake’s chart-topping “The 20/20 Experience,” which features the hit single “Suit & Tie,” sold 318,000 copies in its second week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
Since its March 19 debut, Timberlake’s album has sold 1.29 million copies in the United States, making it the biggest-selling album of 2013 so far.
Timberlake, 32, held off rapper Lil Wayne’s latest record “I Am Not a Human Being II,” which sold 217,000 copies.
The Easter holiday, which gave people more time to shop, bolstered the strong sales of this week’s top three albums on the Billboard 200 chart, said Jim Donio, president of the National Association of Recording Merchandisers.