On the Charts: Lumineers Score First Number One With ‘Cleopatra’
The Lumineers‘ new LP Cleopatra, the follow-up to the Denver band’s breakout 2012 self-titled debut, marched directly to the top of the Billboard 200 in its first week of release, selling 125,000 total copies to claim Number One. Of that total, 108,000 were traditional album sales, with the rest coming from bulk streams and downloads of the LP’s first Adult Alternative Songs chart-topping single “Ophelia.” The Lumineers only managed to peak at Number Two on its way to platinum status.
Deftones‘ new album Gore resulted in that band’s best opening week chart position and album sales in over a decade as the LP debuted at Number Two with 71,000 total copies. For the alt-metal outfit, that is their best opening week sales since 2006’s Saturday Night Wrist and their highest spot on the Billboard 200 since their 2003 self-titled LP also hit Number Two, Billboard reports. Deftones’ last studio album Koi No Yokan maxed out at Number 11 in 2012.
However, Lumineers and Deftones were the only two new releases to infiltrate this week’s Top 10. Chris Stapleton’s Traveller fell one spot from last week to Number Three while Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, which grabbed Number One last week despite barely selling any albums, registered at Number Four with 47,000 “copies”; all but 1,000 of those sales derive from consolidated streaming totals of West’s latest LP. Rihanna’s Anti rounded out the top five.
Justin Bieber’s Purpose (Number Six), Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface (Seven), Zayn Malik’s Mind of Mine (Eight), Adele’s 25 (Nine) and Lukas Graham’s self-titled album populated the rest of the top 10.
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