Beyoncé Reigns Billboard 200, Childish Gambino Debuts in Top 10

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Beyoncé brings new album to Walmart

Beyoncé brings new album to Walmart

Another sales week has come to an end and moves have been made. If you can’t tell by that sentence, I’m here to give you this week’s Top 10 album sales from the Billboard 200 Albums chart.

As mentioned yesterday, Beyoncé‘s latest self-titled album, that came to a surprise to the entire industry, is the #1 album in the United States this week with sales of 617,000 copies sold, making the diva the first woman to reach #1 with her first five studio albums.

Previously an iTunes-only release, but now in retail stores, BEYONCE is also already the #24 biggest selling album of 2013.

Coming in at #2 this week is last week’s #1 spot holder, Garth Brooks with his Walmart exclusive box set Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences with 172,000 copies.

With their respective spot holders, this week marks the first time the top two albums in the country are both exclusive to just one retailer.

Also interesting, Beyoncé ha digital-exclusive title, while Sir Brooks set is only available as a physical album.

In the #3 spot is Kelly Clarkson‘s holiday-themed album Wrapped In Red. The set has sold a total of 136,000 copies, which may be due to the success of her NBC TV Special, Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale, which pulled in a total of 5.3 million viewers.

Also earning a spot within the Top 5 is R. Kelly with his latest studio album Black Panties at #4 with 133,000 copies.

This serves as the R&B Veteran’s 15th Top 10 album, as well as his highest charting set since 2009′s Untitled, which debuted at peaked at #4 in 2009.

Closing out the Top 5 is One Direction‘s Midnight Memories with 123,000.

Rounding out this week’s Top 10 is the Robertsons’ Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas at #6 with 108,000 copies.

While Childish Gambino scores his best sales week and highest charting set, as his second album Because the Internet opens at #7 with 96,000 copies. The actor/comedian/hip-hop artist’s first release, 2011′s Camp, debuted at peaked at #11 with 52,000 copies.

At #8 is Eminem‘s The Marshall Mathers LP II with 83,000 copies, while Katy Perry‘s PRISM holds the #9 spot with 59,000 copies.

Closing the Top 10 is Disney’s soundtrack to its latest critically acclaimed animated film Frozen with 56,000 copies. Thoughts?




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