Selena Gomez Debuts at #1, Jay-Z Falls to #2

Selena Gomez Stars Dance Debut

Selena Gomez has managed to earn her first #1 album on the Billboard 200 Albums chart with her debut Stars Dance (her first three albums were with her band The Scene ).

Releasing on July 23, 2013, just one day after the singer’s 21st birthday, the record sold a total of 97,000 copies — just enough to dethrone Jay-Z ‘s twelfth studio album Magna Carta… Holy Grail , which held the #1 spot for two weeks.

Each of her four albums have steadily grown larger in their debut weeks, bowing with successively bigger sums and placing higher on the chart over the years.

Her debut studio album with The Scene, entitled Kiss & Tell debuted at #9 with 66,000 copies on the chart.

The band’s 2010 followup, A Year Without Rain also debuted with 66,000 copies in it’s first week, but started at #4 on the chart.

While the band’s last album, 2011’s When the Sun Goes Down debuted at #4 on the chart but this time with 78,000 copies.

All three of the album have been certified gold with Kiss & Tell selling a total of 908,000 copies in the United States as of July 2013.

A Year Without Rain has sold a total of 793,000 copies as of 2013 and When the Sun Goes Down has sold over 671,000 copies.

Watch: Selena Gomez – “Slow Down” (Official Video)

As mentioned earlier, Jay Z’s Magna Carta…Holy Grail holds the #2 spot with sales of 77,000 copies.

The Teen Beach Movie Soundtrack soars from #8 to #3 with 57,000 copies in it’s second week, while The Kidz Bop 24 compilation falls from #3 to #4 with 39,000.

Marc Anthony debuts at #4 with his first salsa album since 2004 titled 3.0 , which sold 38,000. This marks his best sales week and highest-charting set since 2002’s Mended which peaked and debuted at #3 with 111,000.

Florida Georgia Line ‘s Here’s to the Good Times slips from #5 to #6 with 30,000; Imagine Dragons Night Visions comes in at #7 with 27,000; We Came As Romans notches their first top 10 album and best sales week yet with Tracing Back Roots bowing at #8 with 26,000 copies.

Young Money ‘s second compilation album, Rich Gang , debuts at #9 with 24,000 copies while Justin Timberlake closes out the Top 10 with The 20/20 Experience selling a total of 21,000 copies. Thoughts?