|Kanye West (L) and Jay-Z. (AFP file photo)
Kanye West and Jay-Z may need to watch the throne a little bit closer next week.
The hip hop superstars' collaborative effort, "Watch the Throne," was the king of the album charts once again with 15,900 copies sold, but British juggernaut Adele just about booted them from the top of the heap.
Her mega-selling album, "21," was right behind them, with 15,500 in sales, according to figures compiled by Neilsen SoundScan.
"Throne" suffered from the usual second week chart dip; it sold 41,000 last week - a drop of 37%.
It was the same story south of the border, where "Throne" remained at No. 1 in the U.S. with 177,000 in sales, a decrease of 74% from last week's 436,000 tally, according to Billboard.com.
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Elsewhere, the compilation "NOW 18" had the biggest debut of the week, collecting 6,800, while LMFAO's "Sorry for Party Rocking" came up one level to No. 4.
Bad Meets Evil's EP "Hell: The Sequel" and Pitbull's "Planet Pit" both dropped two to No. 5 and No. 6, respectively, and Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" went the right way this week, cruising up one notch to No. 7.
Rounding out the top 10 was Selena Gomez & the Scene's "When the Sun Goes Down" at No. 8, Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" at No 9, and Foster the People's "Torches" at No. 10.
In the U.S., Adele placed second, followed by "NOW 39" in third, Luke Bryan's "Tailgates & Tanlines" in fourth, and Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party" in fifth.