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On the Charts: Pentatonix Close Out 2016 at Number One

Vocal group’s ‘A Pentatonix Christmas’ spends second straight week in top spot


Pentatonix held Number One for the second consecutive week on the final Billboard 200 of 2016 with 'A Pentatonix Christmas.'


Pentatonix held the Number One spot for the second consecutive week on the final Billboard 200 of 2016, with the vocal group’s seasonal A Pentatonix Christmas sponging up 101,000 total copies in holiday sales before the New Year.

The group’s 2014 holidays LP That’s Christmas to Me also remained in the Top 10 for another week with an additional 42,000 copies, Billboard reports.

With the calendar flipping to 2017, no new releases managed to crack the Top 10 – nor did any George Michael albums following the singer’s death on Christmas – as the upper tier of the chart was populated by returning bestsellers.

The Weeknd’s Starboy returned to Number Two on the strength of 94,000 copies, followed by Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic at Number Three, J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only at Number Four, the Broadway cast recording of Hamilton at Number Five and Drake’s Views at Number Six.

Two soundtracks also settled into the Top 10: Moana rose to Number Six while the Suicide Squad soundtrack jumped from Number 21 to Number 10 after a spell out of the Top 10. The Suicide Squad soundtrack’s return can be credited to Twenty One Pilots; a la carte downloads and streams of the soundtrack’s “Heathens” accounted for 14,000 track equivalent albums, or TEAs, of the disc’s 42,000 total copies sold last week.

Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface also returned to the Top 10, at Number Seven, as their breakout album was accompanied by the new MuteMath Sessions EP.


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